[Alpine-info] compatibility question
Dan Mahoney, System Admin
danm at prime.gushi.org
Thu Apr 22 15:23:45 PDT 2010
On Thu, 22 Apr 2010, David Morris wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Apr 2010, Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
>> They'd probably get the welcome to alpine greeting screen the first time,
>> which you could quell globally. Other than that, I've found it to be mostly
>> the same.
> But not same enough to pretent it isn't new ... date format default is
> different in mail index. Also, it appears that the default is to rename
> sent-mail rather than prompt. I have very limited alpine experience as
> when it first came out, it wouldn't build/install on my system. Recently
> installed on a test server.
Sadly, changelog doesn't summarize it well enough to cover all this.
Any upgrade of a product (say from 4.0 to 4.64) will introduce changes.
As far as I know, there's no universal list of "to make alpine act exactly
like pine, do XXX" because you're in essence disabling useful
functionality that people have tried hard to make work.
That said, my *most* notable change in Alpine was the fact that the
"Opening folder" animations appeared. (And there's no way to quelch them
It's a two line shell script to email every user on your system who uses
pine, and email them a heads-up. It's also trivial to rename pine to
old-pine or whatever so it can "just work" for those people who feel a
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