Invitation for technical discussion on next-generation Thunderbird

Klaus Hartnegg hartnegg at gmx.de
Sun Apr 23 18:04:55 UTC 2017


Am 23.04.2017 um 16:31 schrieb Robert Kaiser:
> Also if you require users to install that behemoth of node.js and tons
> of npm dependencies to run Thunderbird, be prepared to say good-bye to
> the majority of users you can have.

No, only developers would need to install node.js

It is possible to convert such software to standalone programs for 
Windows, MacOS, and Linux (for example with Electron, which was already 
mentioned in some of the recent emails here).

Or maybe it could run inside Firefox, Edge, Safari.

It would be safer if there were at least two runtime options.
Then it cannot easily happen again that the one and only runtime 
provider decides to re-invent itself in an incompatible way.


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