The usage share of IRC clients has always been something I’m interested in. This is partially to see how many people are using Instantbird or Mozilla Thunderbird for IRC (as I’ve written much of the IRC code for those clients). Usage share of browsers is quite a …
Last month (Oct. 15th to Oct. 18th, to be precise), twenty volunteers descended on Mozilla’s Toronto office to discuss Mozilla Thunderbird. This included Mozilla employees, Thunderbird contributors of all sorts (developers, user interface designers, add-on reviewers), Lightning contributors, and chat/Instantbird contributors.
It was great to spend some quality …read more →
It was suggested that I cross-post this from mozilla.dev.planning onto my blog. This is in reply to a thread entitled “Proposal: Move Thunderbird and SeaMonkey to mozilla-central” about (essentially) merging comm-central back into mozilla-central. There have been many technical concerns raised in the thread (that I’m not …read more →
Something that comes up often about Instantbird is why we only support three statuses: Available, Unavailable and Offline. (We do actually support a fourth one too, Idle, but that is set automatically, not chosen by the user.) Frequently this discussion is in the context of wanting an “Invisible” status, but …read more →
For years I’ve been dealing with Yahoo’s lack of support for any sort of decent (free) POP3/IMAP/SMTP protocol support. Why do I need this? So I can check my Yahoo mail in Mozilla Thunderbird of course!
At first I used YPOPS!, a program that read the …read more →