Fwd: Buggy add-ons causing malfunctions of Thunderbird - Policy to disable them, do we have one, do we need one?

Axel Grude axel.grude at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 19:54:21 UTC 2018


Dear Eyal,

the whole point would be to extend the APIs so far that we do not need to use XPCOM 
anymore in order to access filters, emails, folders, search functions, actions and 
files. Then they would have a full right to the name. These APIs obviously have to be 
much more specialised and will have some privileged access (for instance it should be 
possible to open local files for attachments / inserting images from Composer, and we 
should be able to load / save larger amounts of data at least as JSON format - that's 
why I like to see Thunderbird's emphasis as a *_desktop_ *program).

Desktop programs should work offline, (everything outside of sending and receiving 
mail and that is a LOT) that;s why "web" feels so wrong to me. Over the years I haave 
come to see Thunderbird as a database fat client with some excellent additional 
interfaces to the outside world. ymmv.

Axel

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> *Subject:*Re: Fwd: Buggy add-ons causing malfunctions of Thunderbird - Policy to 
> disable them, do we have one, do we need one?
> *From:*Eyal Rozenberg <eyalroz at technion.ac.il>
> *To:*Thunderbird Planning (Moderated) <tb-planning at mozilla.org>; Ryan Sipes 
> <ryan at thunderbird.net>
> *Sent: *Wednesday, 12/5/2018 19:21 GMT ST +0000 [Week 49]
> Wouldn't the use of "MailExtensions" blur the fact that WebExtensions
> are crippled extensions which are barely suitable for web browsers?
>
> On 05/12/2018 21:10, Ryan Sipes wrote:
> > I actually agree. I've heard many members of the community tell me that
> > they dislike "WebExtensions" and it doesn't really represent what we're
> > doing here.
> > 
> > That's my two cents.
> > 
> > Ryan Sipes
> > Community Manager
> > Thunderbird
> > 
> > On 12/4/18 9:58 PM, Ben Bucksch wrote:
> >> Axel Grude wrote on 04.12.18 11:38:
> >>> I am a little unhappy about the brand "web"-extension.
> >>
> >>
> >> Good point. Let's call it MailExtensions :-)
> >>
> >> Ben
> >>
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