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Author: Ludovic Bellière
To: Mark Rousell, dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] TB and Enigmail
Keep in mind that there are other interests at play, the "leadership"
has to content with your requests and other's.

The one thing that annoys me is the handling of OpenPGP and keys. I
cannot update my keys nor sync them with the ones present on my system.
Which is highly annoying since I sign my git commits using the same
identity. However the way it is implemented in TB seems to makes sense
when in an enterprise environment and dealing with only emails.

Thus my understanding is that Thunderbird cannot content with everybody,
as you point out, due to a lack of means.

My personal issue with Thunderbird is solely the OpenPGP situation, and
I wonder what issues you yourself have.

Note: I have been trying Evolution. While it has all the required
features, I dislike the interface. Probably due to the GTK3 theming, it
just doesn't feel good.

On 26/10/20 02:15, Mark Rousell wrote:
> Thanks. However, I am very familiar with tb-planning (and other
> Thunderbird mail lists) and have been a member of and contributor to
> tb-planning for over five years. I have reached my current views despite
> (or perhaps because of) what I heave learned on tb-planning and other
> TB-related mail lists/groups.
> One thing that I have learned is that (in my experience and as far as I
> can tell) expressing views that are not in accordance with those of the
> leadership is completely pointless. Nothing I can say will have any
> influence, benefit or use whatsoever.
> I understand the direction that the current leadership of the
> Thunderbird project is taking and their reasons for it and I do not
> agree with them, neither in substance nor in operational style. I do not
> think that Thunderbird will benefit overall in the longer run with the
> current direction.
> I understand and appreciate the difficulties that a project such as
> Thunderbird (with a lot of legacy code) faces but understanding both the
> difficulties and the leadership direction and style do not mean that I
> agree with them.
> For these (and other) reasons, I still read all of the
> Thunderbird-related mail lists but no longer contribute or comment to them.
> As I said in my earlier message, I am sticking with Thunderbird only
> until I can identify a better alternative. It would be churlish of me to
> claim that nothing that the current project is doing is of value and so
> I say no such thing (i.e. some work undoubtedly will be of positive
> benefit) but, all the same, I do not think that Thunderbird as a fully
> featured thick mail client has a secure future as things now stand. And
> so I am looking for viable alternatives for both myself and my clients.