Thunderbird de-RDF effort finished

Geoff Lankow geoff at thunderbird.net
Wed Sep 25 22:34:33 UTC 2019


Wahoo! That did take an age. Well done, especially to Ben.

GL

On 26/09/2019 06:21, Magnus Melin wrote:
>
> 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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