TechCrunch has published an internal Mozilla email which says that the company will all but abandon its Thunderbird email client to the open source masses. Is this the end for the world's biggest open-source email client?
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If you grew up in the 60s or 70s, you grew up with the futuristic creations of Gerry Anderson on the TV. These toy replicas of his designs are screaming to be zoomed across the kitchen table and into the air.
In an attempt to revitalise Thunderbird in version 3.0, Mozilla has announced "Mozilla Messaging" which promises significant improvements to the email client—like calendar integration, better search, and a chat app. While the core focus will still be on email, Mozilla seems committed to developing a product that will offer a broader range of communications tools. Whether or not it will be good enough to get Thunderbird back on track remains to be seen.