[Maildev] Engineering Council or Engineering Steering Committee (ESC) - where art thou?
jorgk at jorgk.com
Fri Aug 31 02:55:11 EDT 2018
On 31/08/2018 01:30, Ben Bucksch wrote:
> The ESC is *not* in charge of the UI, only of technical aspects.
The larger technical aspect is: How much of an HTML editor do we want
Thunderbird to be.
There appear to be tendencies to deconstruct HTML capabilities for no
apparent reason, or perhaps with the argument, that you can do stupid
things with it. Some recent quotes:
Yack (sic) - too many things inherited from Editor :(
Falls into the category we-have-it-because-we-inherited-editor - there's
fairly little reason to have something like this in an email client.
So I just wanted to present the (perceived) tendency of the module owner
to a wider audience. However, since we follow the Mozilla module owner
system, the module owner makes the final call and all discussion is more
or less futile.
I reiterate that the so-called ESC as a larger group of developers, see
for a proposed list of members, has not been established and even the
group of "technical directors" of Magnus, BenB, Kent and myself as per
Thunderbird Council decision of 2017-06-23 as decision makers is under
discussion of being abolished again. Certainly not all people in the
group are still available or their membership has been questioned
So as I see it: During the course of the year we have achieved nothing
except the creation of the Maildev mailing list, and steps of getting
more people involved in the decision making, not only the discussion,
are even being wound back. So much for governance changes :-(
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