alpine (was Re: [Pine-info] UTF-8?)
hubert at washington.edu
Fri Nov 3 09:29:19 PST 2006
On Thu, 2 Nov 2006, Matt Ackeret wrote:
> In other words, would the lower level stuff be a foundation to write another
> email client on?
Yeah, that's kinda-sorta the idea but we haven't had the resources to do a
bangup job of it. We're doing what we need to do for our separate pine
email clients but you'd still need to understand an awful lot to write
another client. But that's what we were aiming towards.
> (*) In short - VERY slight GUI layer on top of the existing pine.
> By default still use the existing keyboard-based UI as pine but also have
> menus for things. Drag/drop of email/attachments as well as existing pine UI.
> Still 99% plain-text-based but optionally be able to VIEW the icky rich text
> or HTML parts [this is where being able to get the parts of a message as
> a stream to simply slam into a WebKit view would be useful]. Be able to
> open messages into separate windows as one would expect with a GUI client.
That sounds an awful lot like PC-Pine in the Windows world. We don't have
a Mac or unix equivalent, though.
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