I like the concept of moving the compose dialog to a tab, as it makes much
more sense within a tabbed workflow. In addition, the built-in compose
dialog (Thunderbird 6.0.2) is *terrible*, and I would love something sleeker
to replace it.
Unfortunately, I am not ready to switch to Compose just yet, for a few
1. The interface is not yet much better than the default dialog; I find
the editor far too busy, with too much emphasis on the HTML formatting. I
think taking some cues from Google's editor implementations would be
2. As I have found all to common in OSS projects lately, I feel there is
too much white space, as well as too many "bubblies".
3. Lack of integration with the built-in address book -- I agree that the
address book needs to change as well, but I am not ready to move to two
experimental projects simultaneously.
Good work, keep it up! Hopefully we can get something like this branched