Awesome to see one of Mozilla's #GSoC projects for enhancing Thunderbird/Instantbird's Matrix support! https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/projects/#6473832528347136 @[email protected]
@jas I think the way it works is Thunderbird & Instantbird share the same Chat Core component. Thunderbird has it built in as Thunderbird Chat; Instantbird is a standalone XUL app. Given the last Instantbird release (1.5) was 2013, I think all the work these days is effectively going into Thunderbird. @clokep please feel free to correct!
@jas Thunderbird is alive and well (despite Mozilla cutting funding(?) a few years ago) - I (@matthew) am completely dependent on it, with an IMAP tree of about 120K folders & 10s of million of mail. I'm not aware of any web interface which can compete, although SOGo does quite a good job. Will be even better with Matrix support!
@jas ah yes - have heard very good things, and there's interesting overlap between JMAP & Matrix. It's not FOSS though, and I can't self-host, so I think I'm stuck with T-bird :)
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