[Council Meeting] Minutes from 2019-10-24

Óvári ovari123 at zoho.com
Tue Nov 12 02:36:15 UTC 2019

Please allocate developers to create an Address Book (AB) API.

The API should enable the following types of AB add-ons to work with Thunderbird 78+:


Exchange Calendar, Tasks, Contacts provider for Mozilla Thunderbird

Display Contact Photo

Zoiper Thunderbird Plugin

What do you think?

Thank you

On 12/11/19 12:33 pm, Ryan Sipes wrote:
> Hey Geoff,
> I'm not sure how clear it comes across in the meeting notes, but the idea was that we should add someone. The follow on question is what areas do 
> we have them focus on that most quickly improves the lives of add-on developers?
> Ryan Sipes
> Community and Business Development Manager
> Thunderbird <https://thunderbird.net>
> On 11/11/19 2:40 PM, Geoff Lankow wrote:
>> On 12/11/2019 03:40, Patrick Cloke wrote:
>>> * Ryan brought up the topic of publishing an add-ons roadmap, in response to community feedback.
>>>   * Wayne brought up that there isn't agreement in philosophy on the amount of resources to use on supporting add-ons. The amount of support 
>>> necessary is likely disproportionate to the number of add-ons and add-on users. Some amount of commitment should be made.
>>>   * Jörg identified that many power users (the biggest advocates for Thunderbird) likely use add-ons.
>>>   * Patrick and Ryan discussed what the root cause might be: do we need more documentation? Guidance?
>> More personnel? There's much more we could/should be doing but I'm swamped with a number of big projects on the go. The current rate of about one 
>> meaningful API addition per release cycle is nowhere near enough.
>> GL
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