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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RE: My mom <3
by Soulbender on Sat 7th Jul 2012 05:11 UTC in reply to "My mom <3"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

I wonder how I am going to explain why she doesn't need it...


Why would you have to do that? It's not like Thunderbird will blip out of existence. I'm going to guess that the features it has now is pretty much all your mom will need for quite some time when it comes to reading and sending email.

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RE[2]: My mom <3
by dylansmrjones on Sat 7th Jul 2012 16:52 in reply to "RE: My mom <3"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

An email client also has a more fixed feature set than a browser. The problems with Thunderbird is less about features and more about implementing different backends for these features. Unlike browsers which need to be cumbersome reimplementations of wholesale operating systems - preferably with flash and silverlight in use everywhere :p

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