Thunderbird On Ubuntu

Registered by Rick Spencer on 2010-09-24

How can we improve the user experience of Thunderbird for Ubuntu Users?

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Chris Coulson
Priority:
Low
Drafter:
Micah Gersten
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Micah Gersten
Definition:
New
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Not started
Milestone target:
None

Related branches

Sprints

Whiteboard

Issues
* Global Menu
* Messaging Menu (https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/packageselection-desktop-n-thunderbird-messaging-indicator)
* Contacts
  - (possible solution) address book talking to local couchDB
* Exchange Support
  - Evolution has this
* Translations
  - separate workflow ATM (thunderbird-locales vs langpack) (.xpi vs .po)

Advantages
* Netbook UI in progress (Thunderbird Air)

Gateways that work with Exchange:
http://davmail.sourceforge.net/
http://www.openmapi.org/

Work items:
[jorge] User testing, research, Ubuntu One syncing of prefs:
[micahg] Daily builds for Thunderbird 3.2 (next), 3.3 (trunk):
[micahg] Make sure enigmail and lightning are available in thunderbird-stable PPA:

Other
Talked a bit about Raindrop. Find out more about Raindrop here http://mozillalabs.com/raindrop/2010/01/19/raindrop-looking-at-2010/

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Work Items