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On 23rd of April 2015, Mihai Șucan passed away due to metastatic cancer caused by RDEB.

My name is Mihai and I work on the Firefox developer tools. When it comes to web development, I like both server-side and client-side work. I am mainly interested in web browsers, web standards and related technologies.

Opera M2 and Thunderbird: tabs (wow!)


I'm bored :) so here I am writing about the latest buzz.

I read few days ago about some innovation available only in the latest Thunderbird trunk builds: tabs.

Brilliant idea to have tabs in mail clients to. Wow !!! :)

All would be rosy if people wouldn't forget that Opera M2 (the mail client) takes tabs for granted. It was born with tabs. If you don't believe me, try double-clicking an email. Among allowing you to view multiple emails open in different tabs, you can also have multiple views/folders opened.

Same goes for spatial navigation.

Now that's cool. Wonder when they will invent the awesome feature of viewing multiple folders at once in various tabs.

Opera should better advertise these awesome, but, yet-to-be-invented features: voice interaction, BitTorrent support, MDI, fit to window width, sessions, page zoom, mouse gestures, and some more.

P.S. To fellow Mozillators: I believe Thunderbird is a bit more mature as an email client, compared to Opera M2, not only based on features, also on the way it's made (a very fine product, like Firefox). Yet, I have to add Opera M2 is not just a little toy.

My short opinion is ... Firefox and Thunderbird should not play the catch-up game with Outlook and IE (and Opera), because that's what Microsoft wants everybody to do. Instead, Mozilla Corp. should pave its own way, with its own unique and innovative features. This is another blog post to post-pone until I am bored enough to write about. :)