Monday, July 9, 2012

Mozilla giving Thunderbird the (effective) axe, leaving its fate to the community

Mozilla reportedly giving Thunderbird the effective axe, leaving its fate to the community

Engadget - Mozilla's Thunderbird mail client just hasn't enjoyed the same level of stardom as its Firefox cousin. Their developer must be feeling this discrepancy more than most, as the company has confirmed plans to take the organization out of active Thunderbird development. The shift is officially being spun as an adaptation that lets the Foundation center its energy on Firefox OS and the usual browser plans, but when Mozilla proper will only be handling bug fixes and security updates for a client that's "not a priority," we'd say it's putting Thunderbird on ice.    More