Skepticism about a new Electron-based product

Magnus Melin mkmelin+mozilla at iki.fi
Fri May 12 18:36:11 UTC 2017


On 5/12/17 5:43 PM, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> Additionally,
> https://blog.mozilla.org/thunderbird/2017/05/thunderbirds-future-home/
> said "we hope to be independent from Gecko in the long term" and
> "Thunderbird will remain a Gecko-based application at least in the
> midterm" which I read in the context of the earlier Electron remarks
> on this list.

The above should be read in the light of higher level hopes for 
implementing new components and modules. That the code at a core should 
not tie into XPCOM and XUL - which means the code could (with effort) be 
used on another platform too.
  -Magnus


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