I'm not sure the component for mail. You should be able to put in mail filters that use script, just like Outlook. It should also have many of the features of outlook such as a calendar. You said you don't want to do a calendar, and just want to stick with a browser. Why not compete with outlook along with IE5.0? They are both built on the same theme. What's wrong with making your product have more features? Isn't that the whole idea of the mozilla project? To have more features and less bugs? If you do a calendar make sure you have: Time slots for scheduling, along with a general field for tasks that don't have a specific time each day. Along with tasks, there should be a simple text box for notes for each day. You enter tasks from the main calendar screen by double clicking on a line and then entering info and alarm etc. much like outlook. Then it inserts that task on the day. You can click on a task and change its day. You can view all notes sorted by day at the same time in one text box, and double click on a note to edit its contents and date. Tues, Feb. 1, 1999: fjdfkds;lfadfj;lajdkf;lsjfkdls;fds Wed, Feb. 2, 1999: jfdk;ldafjak;lfjdal;fjfl I think you can make your mail client better than outlook. If not, then why include it?
boberb - Sadly, we are a little bit too far down the line to start changing the specifications of what we are implementing. Changing specs at such a late stage is a recipe for overruns, bloat and dodgy code. The first release of Mozilla has, as far as I know, no plans for a calendar. On the other hand, if you would like to, or you can find someone to, write a calendar for Mozilla, that would be fab :-) Gerv
I found someone who is interested in helping me with the calendar. Would I be able to write it as a seperate program using the GNU utils so that you can cut and paste the code into the program. If so or if I write it as part of the mozilla code, what are the guidelines? How do I compile just that part? Would it be a good idea to write it seperately as a seperate program and then later add it to the code?
Am I able to use STL - or do you stay away from STL?
If you want to get help and write enhancements, write one bug per issue, then put helpwanted in the keyword field.
Changed summary to Help Wanted
I really am a good progger. Just never worked on a large project like this. Need a push in right direction. :)
Changing a couple things...
There is a calendar being put into Mozilla at http://mozilla.org/projects/calendar/ We can use all the help we can get.