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Re: Thunderbird to stay with Mozilla




On 5/10/17 6:52 PM, Wolf K. wrote:
On 2017-05-10 16:22, WaltS48 wrote:
On 5/10/17 10:57 AM, Ray_Net wrote:
Wayne wrote on 10-05-17 12:30:
On 5/10/2017 12:30 AM, B00ze wrote:
Good day.

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/05/09/thunderbirds-new-home-is-the-mozilla-foundation/


Glad to hear it, but I'm not sure it is for the best; especially
concerned by this bit:

"As far as the future of Thunderbird is concerned, the following was
noted:

     The long term plan is to migrate the code to web technologies."

Yuk. I'm using Thunderbird expressly because it is not a stupid web
front end to my email. I have absolutely no desire to give all my
emails to a Mozilla server and be stuck using a crappy web interface
inside a web browser - it will never be as fast and flexible as what
we have now. Forget addOns, for one. First Web Extensions with
limited permissions, and now this...

There is no thought of servers - Thunderbird doesn't provide servers.

Also, web technology <> web front end.
So what ?

So, as I understand it, the front end will be written with JavaScript,
HTML and other web technology.

We will continue having a Thunderbird Program on our disk drive
interfacing directly with our ISP thru POP and SMTP ?

Yes.

Only if you update.


I'm looking forward to running Thunderbird Next, or Thunderbird Next Generation, or Thunderbird ++, or whatever they decide to call it, alongside the Thunderbird Release, Beta or Daily I will be using at that time.

The discussions are interesting to follow.

Proposal to start a new implementation of Thunderbird based on web technologies.

<https://mail.mozilla.org/pipermail/tb-planning/2017-March/005298.html>

Likely timing of future Thunderbird Gecko builds.

<https://mail.mozilla.org/pipermail/tb-planning/2017-April/005464.html>

Invitation for technical discussion on next-generation Thunderbird.

<https://mail.mozilla.org/pipermail/tb-planning/2017-April/005507.html>

And more at <https://mail.mozilla.org/pipermail/tb-planning/>

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