A point of reference
bobbagwill at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 00:49:42 UTC 2018
to paint the controls, a few lines of message metadata, and the current
message. All the heavy lifting would be done by a compiled backend. The
GUI would just have to cursor through results provided by the backend.
The backend would be the search and database manager. It would provide
a[n] [REST-ful] interface that the frontend GUI would query. The
current Thunderbird GUI shows some accounts, folders, and saved searches
on the left. A pane of a dozen or two message lines, and the current
folder, and saved search list as it starts, then says "Give me the
message metadata for the most recent 20 messages, and the message
contents for the most recent message!" then displays them.
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