Important news regarding future YUI development

Gervase Markham gerv at
Wed Sep 3 09:09:34 UTC 2014

On 03/09/14 05:03, Dave Miller wrote:
> I was going to mention this, too.  The announcement reads very much like
> Mozilla's announcement that it was dropping Thunderbird development.
> Thunderbird is still very much alive, just Mozilla isn't paying
> developers to work on it anymore.

That is so. And how that plays out does depend on how strong their
non-Yahoo community is.

However, choice of desktop email software and choice of web framework
are not the same. The web moves fast; email, not so much. We ideally
want to use something would-be developers of Bugzilla are familiar with,
whereas it doesn't matter much at all to you what email client I use,
and it doesn't matter to me what you use.

We are also about to make the effort of a transition, and it does make
sense not to transition to something which has already been put into
"maintenance mode" in a fast-moving space, and of which knowledge among
potential developers is inevitably going to decrease.


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