Hi everyone, hope your all doing well.
I really enjoy using ubuntu mate as a distribution. However as a screen reader user, I know that thunderbird was removed from 18.04 LTS going forward in favour of Evolution.
I have an opinion on this, which I will describe below.
As a user, I personally feel that this was a mistake because while I know that myself I can just reinstall TB from a terminal command and just get on with my day, I am thinking about all the new users, who may install the distribution, then discover they don't have an accessible email client to use.
By all means, this isn't hypercritical to the developers. Who do an amazing job as it is, with making an operating system accessible in the first place. It's just that as new users find this distribution and who may have accessibility needs, then the last thing from the perspective of a non tech user, would want to learn how to install a programme from the command line.
I mean, isn't that what this distribution is all about? Install it and just start using it.
I would be interested to know if anyone else here feels the same about reinstating thunderbird back into the distribution. Even if you don't use accessibility features but just prefer the email client, over anything else out there in the linux world.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and have a pleasant day or night.