Thunderbird de-RDF effort finished

Magnus Melin mkmelin+mozilla at iki.fi
Wed Sep 25 18:21:09 UTC 2019


It's been a long time coming (about a decade!) but today was the day we 
could finally remove the last pieces of the RDF 
<https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Archive/Mozilla/XUL/Tutorial/Introduction_to_RDF> 
usage from the Thunderbird code base. The whole rdf folder was sent to 
bit heaven freeing up around half a megabyte in one commit. 
<https://hg.mozilla.org/comm-central/rev/86a80299d215568ae2ab36526883a88dc735786b> 


What does it mean? Less code to maintain, and code that's easier to work 
with and understand. Folder lookup was one of the last pieces that 
depended on it, and folders is really used all over the place. More 
modern ways of looking up messages and storing messages can now be explored.

Thanks to Ben Campbell for pushing it over the finishing line!

  -Magnus

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