Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jul 2012 22:42 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla has announced it's ceasing development on Thunderbird; one more version will be released, and it'll be security updates from then on. "Most Thunderbird users seem happy with the basic email feature set. In parallel, we have seen the rising popularity of Web-based forms of communications representing email alternatives to a desktop solution. Given this, focusing on stability for Thunderbird and driving innovation through other offerings seems a natural choice." Makes sense - I mean, there's only so much you can do with something that needs to send and receive mail, and I can't imagine Thunderbird having a lot of users. Strange, almost Microsoftian obtuse announcement, by the way.
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Overreaction
by jacquouille on Sat 7th Jul 2012 04:39 UTC
jacquouille
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2006-01-02

This OSNews summary and many commenters here seem to be overreacting a bit to the Mozilla announcement. Read this: http://mikeconley.ca/blog/2012/07/06/no-thats-not-it-for-thunderbir...

Edited 2012-07-07 04:40 UTC

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RE: Overreaction
by Delgarde on Sun 8th Jul 2012 22:41 in reply to "Overreaction"
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2008-08-19

Yeah, a lot of people are reacting as if the project were being completely shut down, end of story.

Whereas what's actually happened is that Mozilla have decided to maintain it, but to stop investing their own resources in adding new functionality. The project will continue, and people are still free to add new features - all that's changed is that Mozilla are providing less support.

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