Proposal to start a new implementation of Thunderbird based on web technologies
axel.grude at gmail.com
Wed Apr 12 15:26:32 UTC 2017
> *Subject:*Re: Proposal to start a new implementation of Thunderbird based on web
> *From:*Gervase Markham <gerv at mozilla.org>
> *To:*The Wanderer; Tb-planning
> *Sent: *Wednesday, 12/04/2017 16:16:49 16:16 GMT ST +0100 [Week 15]
> On 12/04/17 15:04, The Wanderer wrote:
> > Will this rewrite take those people into account, and either provide
> > options for such UI variations, or make sure that it remains feasible to
> > hack the UI locally (by whatever means) to achieve that result?
> Oh, goodness, no. One massive advantage of producing a new product is
> that you don't have to carry over all the UI configuration baggage of
> the old one! This should certainly not be a goal; if it happens to
> become possible in some way, fine, the people who want it can make the
> effort to make it happen.
I don't know about UI hacking, but some entry point for a (completely fresh) Addons
infrastructure sure would be nice. I wouldn't mind completely rewriting my addons if
there was a chance of entering new markets.
Certainly overlays were a neat thing, and userChrome.css was one of the biggest
advantages Firefox / Thunderbird had over programs of other origins.
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