Thanks for jumping in.
This is the first time trying to build a plug in for thunderbird. Never had a need before.
I have looked for a couple of months now but never had any success. But, I recently found some one who seems to have the skills to hover between the suitecrm world and the thunderbird world.
I would have preferred using the opacus plug in, but not sure if there are going to ever come out of hibernation, or if it is dead. I used it until one day I renewed my license, and their site never gave me my code to make it work. After more than a year, I gave up pursuing it, and with out Thunderbird, email is painful in SuiteCRM.
I decided to give it anothr shot, and have been preparing SuiteCRM. Now, I want a plug in.
The idea is to:
1 - build a basic plug in to allow archiving incoming and outgoing email. This is really the MAIN reason I use the plug in. The other features were really nice, but for me, even if all the extra cool things were not there, I’d not use the plug in if the archicving was not there.
That would be step one.
Other steps would add features that used to exist in the paid version of Opacus. This depends on my budget, and also interest of other people.
The question is: How do i finance this venture? It needs to be created, and then maintained as SuiteCRM and TBird get newer versions.
Do we just give it away to every one? But then, how would we finance it if it was free? I am no programmer, so it needs a paid programmer to do it, and one that will be available to help us maintain it.
Budget? Good question? The person to whom I have been exchanging has only been about the first step.
Hopefully others will jump in and join the discussion.
Are people ready to pay for a working plug in, that is being maintained? We’d need to cover the costs of organizing it all, and programming it.