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Re: [opensuse] Change in T'Bird reply format
On 08/10/2018 11:28 AM, Felix Miata wrote:
Seriously? Do you like the chromification and other paradigm changes that have
been occurring in Firefox? For the last five years at least, running its 6-8
week new release model, upstream Mozilla drivers seem driven to change for
change sake, not content to keep what works working.

Just as Mozilla Suite was divorced from the mainline product line,
after which it was renamed SeaMonkey, Thunderbird is being (has been?) too.
have been allowed to continue to use infrastructure, but this too
has been decreed must come to an end. In addition, components that enable SM
TB to exist have been and continue to be eliminated from the code base,
necessitating that the divorcees either fork and maintain the deletions, or
morph the need for them into whatever continues to be available. The scramble
adapt by the limited SM & TB development communities leaves unfortunate
consequences in its wake.


David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

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