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But why only for Thunderbird?

Why not make an open container (or just modularize the existing one with a
well defined interface) to will allow any application to use the resources
(e.g. dictionaries) and have full integration with all LO resources?

On Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 20:36, Lee Hyde <> wrote:

On 01/01/11 19:20, Craig A. Eddy wrote:
So, what am I saying?  You don't NEED to add something useless like
Outlook or Evolution to LO.  You just have to allow Thunderbird to
connect to it, and people can make their own choice as to whether they
want all the other bells and whistles.  Therefore, no increase in size
due to bundling but the advantage that those that WANT the extras can
have them without difficulty

I agree, an integration add-on for Thunderbird (and any other e-mail
clients or contact managers with an add-on architecture) would be a far
better use of resources. Simply making contacts available to LibreOffice
would do wonders for mail-merge luck functionality (for the life of me I
can't think of any other functionalities one would require of an outlook

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