[kde-community] A new home for Mozilla Thunderbird at KDE?

Mirko Boehm - KDE mirko at kde.org
Tue Apr 26 19:10:19 BST 2016

> On 26 Apr 2016, at 19:54, Boudhayan Gupta <bgupta at kde.org> wrote:
>> There's also the problem that Thunderbird is a massive codebase with
>> few people working on it, and built on technology that's predictably
>> legacy (Gecko will ultimately die in favor of Servo; also nobody at
>> Mozilla seems to like XPCOM or god forbid XUL for years now). These
>> pose significant hurdles to the Thunderbird project I'm not convinced
>> it can scale, even with our help.
>> Incubator, yes. Project cemetary, no. I think cost/benefit and outlook
>> say 'no' here.
> I'm going to second Eike here. My gut feeling says Thunderbird is
> going to go the way of Apache OpenOffice, and we'd just be a graveyard
> for it, not an incubator.

+1. -1 for adopting Thunderbird. 

Unless a large group of contributors show up spontaneously that is really enthusiastic about working on it. 


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