Re: Thunderbird to stay with Mozilla
Wayne wrote on 11-05-17 14:36:
Sorry, by I did not really understand this "convert to being a web app
that can run on any browser"
On 5/10/2017 11:25 PM, B00ze wrote:
Something has to change. So what do you think would happen if there is
On 2017-05-10 06:30, Wayne <vseerror@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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.
"Thunderbird over the next 3 years needs to convert to being a web
(web app does not imply cloud-based, only that the underlying
Ok, so no cloud-based crap, but it sure looks like TB would disappear
in favor of something that ran in the browser.
So what would it be, a WebExtension? I really think a real
application will forever be faster and better than any addOn. I don't
want to run my email in Firefox...
An extension? Probably not because then it would not run in browsers
and platforms that don't support webextensions.
As for performance, that's determined by programming and design
choices - assuming you make the right platform choice to support it.
Whether it's a "real application" or not isn't really a choice. No one
is going to code this in c++, it's going to be in a system that
provides the proper programming environment for modern xplatform apps.
The .exe is the Browser.exe or Thunderbird.exe ?
For me a "web app running on any browser" cannot be something else than
an "extension"(or any other word) of a browser.
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