Rebranding Tunderbird to Firefox Mail
ryan at thunderbird.net
Fri Apr 12 17:31:07 UTC 2019
On 4/11/2019 5:04 PM, Matt Harris wrote:
> /The Gaia mail app from Firefox O/S would make a logically starting
> point for a mobile email app, designed to run on a phone using a
> Linux O/S and with a lot of the same server side dependencies as
> Thunderbird, ISPDB etc and already including activSync. But I for one
> am not expecting anything serious in the way of effort here for a
> quite significant timeframe, especially as the browser that would have
> to be used internally is not Firefox. But I must reiterate, I see it
> as a future project, not something that should be on any sort term
> forward plan, but something Thunderbird should be committed to doing.
> Lets get the Desktop fixed up and humming along before we bite off
> bigger and perhaps more difficult fruit but lets not forget what
> computing devices our users actually own and use./
Magnus and I were actually discussing this the other day. I'm not sure
if some participants in this thread are actually reading what I'm
saying. But we should find identifiable places where work can be done on
current Thunderbird that will be reusable in the event that we begin
writing a mobile app in the future.
Also, in regards to other parts of this conversation - I think that it
is important that we address mobile platforms because they appear to be
becoming more desktop-ish as time goes on. For instance, the Google
Slate tablet is also a laptop and runs both Chrome OS apps and Android
apps. I think those users would fall into the group who might be
interested in Thunderbird.
Finally, we should look at addressing Android in some way because it is
the most widely used consumer operating system in the world. I'm not
saying we have to get there this year - but I think we should find a way
to give those users the power and flexibility that Thunderbird offers.
*Of course, this is all just my opinion - we as a community have to
decide if we want to spend our efforts on mobile or any of the other
platforms we've discussed.*
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