Mozilla and Thunderbird

I just read an article on ZDNet

(https://www.zdnet.com/article/mozilla-open-source-thunderbird-getting-new-look-better-gmail-support-encryption/?ftag=TRE-03-10aaa6b&bhid=19709119134809512170913331413282)

It seems Mozilla has renewed interest in the Thunderbird email client. 
Mozilla has even hired six new programmers to work on Mozilla.

Does anyone have any ideas how this move might effect SeaMonkey? Will 
SeaMonkey be able to benefit from improvements/modernizations to 
Thunderbird's code?

Do you think this move might effect SeaMonkey in any way?
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Paul
1/4/2019 4:10:08 AM
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 > It seems Mozilla has renewed interest in the Thunderbird email client. Mozilla
 > has even hired six new programmers to work on Mozilla.

No they didn't. The Thunderbird council is responsible for this. As fas are I 
know Mozilla only provides legal services and handles the financials (which 
are Thunderbirds alone). They are also allowed to use Mozilla infrastructure 
for now. I am not aware of any long term chnages in plans to get ride of them 
too but for any future plans you would need to ask the TB council.

 > Will SeaMonkey be able to benefit from improvements/modernizations to
 > Thunderbird's code?
SeaMonkey in comm-central is broken. It still compiles. We are still stuggling 
to get an ESR60 based version out. Future plans are not finalized but without 
new developers the outlook is not positive. TB only survies for now because 
they have a lot more support and money.

 > Do you think this move might effect SeaMonkey in any way?

No they want to get rid of us as fast as they can.

FRG


Paul Bergsagel wrote:
> I just read an article on ZDNet
> 
> (https://www.zdnet.com/article/mozilla-open-source-thunderbird-getting-new-look-better-gmail-support-encryption/?ftag=TRE-03-10aaa6b&bhid=19709119134809512170913331413282) 
> 
> 
> It seems Mozilla has renewed interest in the Thunderbird email client. Mozilla 
> has even hired six new programmers to work on Mozilla.
> 
> Does anyone have any ideas how this move might effect SeaMonkey? Will 
> SeaMonkey be able to benefit from improvements/modernizations to Thunderbird's 
> code?
> 
> Do you think this move might effect SeaMonkey in any way?
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Frank
1/4/2019 9:57:18 AM
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