I do have one question, but since it would probably sound negative and
maybe be followed with more negativity I'll leave it for some other time.
16.03.2021 u 17:37, Tanstaafl piše:
> For example, I'd really like to know where we are with the long awaited
> total rewrites of the 'Composer' and the 'Address Book', getting the
> longstanding problems with the 'Vertical View' fixed, and what is
> planned or being done to make TB fully multi-threaded (to eliminate UI
> freezes when, for example, large calendars are being sync'd), as well as
> the numerous IMAP bugs - ie, is ISHIKAWA still working on these? How is
> that work coming along, and when is it targeted for inclusion in
> production code.
In my view, this should be focus for TB in 2021. Not so much in
introducing new feature, but more on fixing current experience to be as
fast and as pleasant as possible.
> One other big one is JMAP support. It seems to be stuck in the
> chicken/egg conundrum, and I'd really love to see Thunderbird take a
> leap of faith, and be the first full blown IMAP client that has full
> support for the now finished JMAP protocol. This would be a monumental
> step, and a great selling point, especially if Thunderbird worked a deal
> with Fastmail (since Fastmail fully supports JMAP now) to be a new
> 'email provider' where TB could quickly add/create a new email address
> there (hopefully they'd be willing to allow TB users to create smallish
> free accounts that could at least show off the capabilities of JMAP)...
As I wrote I last paragraph, I don't see this as being important, at
least not for this year.
Thunderbird already supports full use of Fastmail features trough IMAP
and cal/carddav, so nothing is stopping financial deal with them. JMAP
is new "nice to have" protocol, and TB should support it, but in my view
fixing current bugs, rewriting address book and implementing carddav,
making speed improvements etc. should be more important for short term.