Calendar Talk:Lightning:Developer Notes

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Developer documentation

My humble feeling is that Lightning (and Thunderbird too) would be so much farther along, if people could have some developer documentation to go by. I know, I know, I should learn it myself, but it's a big learning curve to get started on developing when there is so much code to go through. Why not make use of the wikis and periodically add a tutorial? I'd like to be able to have an extension which adds tasks for people based on sunset times as gleaned from a server; but without an API (or documentation about how I might do that), I can't get excited about Lightning to have it go beyond what it already does, and if I can't get excited, then I can't help (in my own small way) to improve it.

I also hope you could find a way to allow people to optionally build Lightning/Sunbird (as well as Thunderbird, and some kind of syntax-coloring aware editor, etc.) back into Firefox. While modularity is great, the inability to use the modules to put it all back together (or part of it) is a disappointment. There's obviously advantages to being able to integrate, even while not everyone wants to be forced to do so (or to do so in the way that say the Mozilla Suite/Seamonkey developers have come up with--this is not a slight on them at all, btw).

I can't imagine how complex that might be, but Mozilla clearly has so much potential if the vision and reality can be made unifiable via its diversity. Thanks much, Brettz9 08:35, 27 March 2008 (PDT)