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Why was MinimizeToTray revived created?
I myself was a user of the original MinimizeToTray. Then when I switched to Thunderbird 3.0 (nightlies) I learned that the original wasn't compatible nor was there a compatible version planned.
Furthermore I started using Songbird, a music player powered by mozilla technology, and the support for the original stopped there too.
Developing add-ons for quite some time I accepted this new challange and so I implemented my own add-on, trying to make it more generally usable and easier to maintain.
After contacting Mook, the author of the original, he kindly provided me assistance and advice.
In the process I learned a lot of new things about using C++ in add-ons and the mozilla build system.
The result of all this is MinimizeToTray revived, which I hope will serve well for other users too.
What's next for MinimizeToTray revived
Planned, among other things, is a version for Linux/Gnome and support for Sunbird, the mozilla calendar software, and Seamonkey.
Application-specific integration is an ongoing process, too.
Furthermore I receive a lot of suggestions via mail and I try to read them all and implement them where it makes sense.
About the Developer
|Occupation||Student / Freelance|
|User since||March 5, 2007|
|Number of add-ons developed||9 add-ons|
|Average rating of developer's add-ons||Rated 4 out of 5 stars|
Who is Nils Maier?
I'm a 26 year-old student at the Technische Universität Braunschweig / Germany and live in the nearby city Wolfsburg which you might know as the "Capital of Volkswagen".
In 2009 I got my Bachelor of Science degree in computer sciences and am currently pursuing a MSc. degree.
I do a lot of computer related stuff, such as coding DownThemAll! and other small projects, submitting patches to various third-party projects and administering some servers.