Thunderbird.next/TB:NG/whateveritscalled Feature request/idea
patrick at cloke.us
Mon May 8 15:41:25 UTC 2017
On 5/5/17 10:34 PM, Qwerty Chouskie wrote:
> Is there any chance of Thunderbird.next/TB:NG/whateveritscalled having
> riot.im <https://riot.im/> integration?
Current Thunderbird nightlies (and the upcoming beta of Thunderbird 54)
 actually have support for the Matrix protocol (riot.im is just a web
interface for that protocol) . It's current preffed off  because
the integration isn't complete , but there will be a Google Summer of
Code student working on finishing it up this summer . Hopefully it
will be turned on for the next ESR!
> * It's open, privacy-friendly, etc.
> * It's well made
> the browser
> * It could ease the implementation of the chat component by
> providing a solid base, thus only needing to implement other
> protocols (IRC, XMPP, twitter, etc) on top of it
I don't think this would help, I doubt the the riot.im codebase would
give us any sort of foundation to write additional protocols on top of.
> * It would make TB:NG /more than just another email client. It
> would be an email client+"Slack"+"Google Hangouts" all on one
> free, privacy-friendly, easy-to-use program.
> I think riot.im integration could bring a lot to the table for both
> Thunderbird and roit.im. Thunderbird already sees a lot of corporate
> use, think of how much more it could see if it served the role of a
> email program /and/ a messaging program (Slack) /and/ a voice/video
> communications program (Google Hangouts, Skype, etc). Less programs
> to keep up-to-date, less accounts to deal with, no messy EULAs to deal
> with, easier for everyone in the end.
I wholeheartedly agree with the idea of using distributed communication!
No major silos to buy into, but I don't know if this would cause
corporations to adopt Thunderbird more readily.
 See https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1199855
 You can set "|chat.prpls.prpl-matrix.disable|" to "false" to enable it.
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