• In the future.. Thunderbird version.

    From August Abolins@2:221/360 to All on Sunday, May 31, 2020 18:48:30
    Hello! Welcome to..


    Is there a future for the techonology in FTN?

    What does the future for FTN look like?

    What does FTN really need to improve and advance?

    Is FTN "stuck" in supporting the lowest common denominator?

    Can some aspects established in the 80's be depricated and abandoned by

    Can FTN be transformed by taking advantage of things like CockroachDB?

    Post YOUR questions, thoughts and ideas.

    Additional commentary from the FUTURE4FIDO Roving Reporter: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    There is chatter in FSX_NET about using technologies like CockroachDB and torrents for distributing files and messages. That reminds me when some systems offered to distribute Fidonet echomail via scheduled satellite downlinks *before* the internet transport mechanism really took off.

    The internet has effectively depricated the need for dialup which FTN was originally based upon. The nodelist still has a placeholder for a
    phonenumber that is only configured for a handful of systems. When is it
    time to abandon that field for something else?

    Can FTN embrace newer technologies for exchanging mail?



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