About tdf#138715 and future of Thunderbird address book support
serval2412 at yahoo.fr
Wed Dec 9 19:52:22 UTC 2020
About 1 year ago Robert Großkopf submitted the enhancement bugtracker
https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=128977 had been created
to indicate Thunderbird address book would use in next version Sqlite
instead of Mork.
After 1 year, no one stepped in to implement Sqlite support in LO and now
with Thunderbird 78, the migration Mork->Sqlite has been done so TB address
book doesn't work any more from this version.
Robert submitted a new bugtracker
https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=138715 about it.
Of course we may propose Sqlite support in LO for Gsoc but:
1) not sure a student will choose it
2) it needs a mentor and Lionel Mamane (the only expert Base dev, at least
considering https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/FindTheExpert) has almost no
more time now (I let him to confirm or not)
Do you think we may remove Thunderbird address book support (including Mork
part) in master branch (so for future 7.2.0) since most of user will have
moved to version >=78 in 6 months?
Before telling "no", that we should "wait a bit more and advertise about the
situation to try to "attract" people to implement it, consider that:
- not sure someone will step in
- he/she'll be on his/her own to implement the driver
- it'll take a bit of time to implement and test it
- there may be quite a number of bugtrackers about it
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