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Backend Connectors for Ensemble

by Jon Demelo for Mozilla

I’m applying for the ‘Backend Connectors for Ensemble’ Thunderbird address book extension project for Mozilla. After discussing the task with the project’s mentor, I plan on researching, then implementing possible options to connect the Thunderbird address book extension to external contact storages, specifically LDAP and/or CardDAV. The overall project goal would be to implement both types of connections; although after doing some initial research as well as from gathering the mentor’s opinion, it has been found that a LDAP connection implementation might be a sizeable task in its own right, as its advanced nature alongside the lack of previous LDAP implementations in the JavaScript ecosystem might produce a more difficult task.