[Alpine-info] compatibility question
dclinger at qualcomm.com
Thu Apr 22 14:37:45 PDT 2010
On Thu, 22 Apr 2010, FHDATA wrote:
> I know this is a bit late considering that alpine has been out for some
> time. But we are finally moving to alpine 2.00 from the last of the pine
> series (4.64). We have a lot of users. Some are "old-timers"
> and not so technical ....
> I understand that essentially there are no issues going to alpine 2.00
> from pine 4.64 but to be on the safe side ....
> Is it correct to state that generally, let say, 98% of functionality
> of pine exist in alpine to the extent that a general pine user does not
> even notice (s)he is using alpine? i.e. if I symlink alpine to pine
> would they even notice it?
> Thank you kindly,
I'm not an alpine developer but I've used pine/alpine heavily daily for
over a decade so maybe I can comment. It's been quite a while since I made
this change but I'd say this shouldn't be a problem. There will be teething
problems with any new technology but I recall thinking that pine -> alpine
was a pretty smooth transition. Props to the developers.
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