Mozilla Thunderbird Gets Extension Support

Wednesday June 18th, 2003

New Mozilla Thunderbird builds with support for installing extensions have been released. Read Scott MacGregor's Thunderbird Builds forum posting for more details. A page of information about creating extensions has been published and Scott has already released the first official add-on, Offline Support. More extensions are available from Extension Room, which also hosts XUL-based add-ons for other Mozilla products.

#34 Mostly right -- but I recall that they're planning

by wtanksley

Friday June 20th, 2003 3:23 PM

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I seem to recall them planning to include a bunch of the most-used extensions into Firebird by default, with the really useful ones enabled by default. So what you're suggesting is, long-term, supposed to be reality.

Now, I agree with the protest that we need to have a more readable options dialog. It would be wonderful to have a way to categorise extensions so that their options would appear in predictable places in the dialog, rather than in a little oddball island list with odd names and no sorting. Someone file a bug! It's a great idea, and it shouldn't be impossible to make it work in general.