On Tue, Dec 03, 2002 at 11:47:47AM +0000, kevin lyda wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 02, 2002 at 11:58:15PM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> > Quoting Gary Coady (gary at netsoc.tcd.ie):
> > >  Thunderbird is the code name for a proposed standalone mail client
> > > developed in the Mozilla Runtime Environment (MRE).
> > Now _there's_ a capital idea.
>> obviously i'm opposed...
Well whatever your opinions on XUL, or XPCOM, or even the whole
mozilla project (you haven't stated which bit you dislike), I do
get the feeling that the mailnews backend generally follows the mail
standards, character encoding issues etc. better than most. I
regularly deal with mails encoded in ISO-2022-JP and other strange
multibyte non-UTF-8 encodings, and I trust mozilla mail more than any
other product at the moment.
But admittedly I probably have a different usage profile to most people
on the list :-)
But I think we will be waiting a long time for any "Thunderbird" to
come out of the Netscape campus... Wondering how badly the upcoming
AOL/Netscape re-org will affect the mozilla project, rumours are not
good. Especially as there are currently no planned releases of the
Netscape browser after 7.5 (estimated March/April 2003).
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