alpine (was Re: [Pine-info] UTF-8?)
hubert at washington.edu
Thu Nov 2 14:52:18 PST 2006
On Wed, 1 Nov 2006, Ryan Barrett wrote:
> cool! i know lots of free-as-in-freedom people will be excited about the
> apache license. as a patch writer, i'm more interested in the refactoring. is
> "pith/" a C utility library/portability layer, similar to apache's APR?
It's a C library which is a first attempt at separating the user interface
from the lower level stuff.
> more importantly, can you say what the long-term plans for alpine vs. pine
> are? will the unix command-line client eventually replace pine? if not, what
> will their relationship be?
We have frozen development on Pine, and our focus is on Alpine which
continues the Pine tradition. We will continue to support Pine until it
no longer makes sense or is no longer needed, but our plan is to
eventually support only Alpine. You can think of Alpine as a version 5
Pine without going too far wrong. Besides the unix command-line client
there will also be a Windows version like before and a new web-based
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