[Alpine-info] Alpine on the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch
markrcrispin at panda.com
Wed Nov 26 12:04:03 PST 2008
On Wed, 26 Nov 2008, Matt Ackeret wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Nov 2008, Mark Crispin wrote:
>> At long last, it is possible to run a working, scalable, IMAP client on your
>> iPhone and iPod Touch instead of Apple's buggy Mail.app.
> Umm, if you know about bugs, WRITE UP BUGS. developer.apple.com, with a free
> online only account.
In the past couple of years, I wrote up about dozen bugs in Mail.app and
iToy. I'm still waiting for fixes.
I can no longer justify spending many long hours of my time giving free
technical information to a company that does not value it. I will
reconsider if Apple issues me a standing purchase order that I can
invoice. Perhaps Apple respects technical information more if they pay
> How do you type control-characters?
That's a function of the terminal emulator. In the one that I use, the
center-dot key is a prefix for control. Thus, a CTRL/C is a five stroke
sequence:  [#+=] [center-dot] [ABC] C.
It is clanky to enter controls, but that is due to the design of the iToy
> Also, you can't even do 80 columns wide with the phone in landscape, can you?
Using a suitably small font, you could. 6x8 with no intercharacter
spacing would work, or 5x7 with 1 pixel spacing.
The real problem is that iToy has such a tiny screen resolution. The
Nokia N800 and N810 has twice as many pixels in a screen that is only 1/2
-- Mark --
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Liberty is a well-armed sheep contesting the vote.
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