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Re: [PATCH] Fix MH-E mail composition with GNU Mailutils

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Fix MH-E mail composition with GNU Mailutils
Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2018 19:38:24 +0300

> From: Mike Kupfer <address@hidden>
> cc: address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2018 13:55:26 -0700
> > Please at least explain the reason(s) for the problem.  How else can
> > we reason about the necessity and risk(s) of getting this into
> > emacs-26.
> The problem comes about because of the way MH-E deals with some versions
> of nmh, which use a non-simple-text templating mechanism for mail
> composition, and which do not provide a convenient interface for MH-E
> mail composition.  MH-E creates the draft email in a temporary folder
> and then removes the temporary folder, as part of setting up the
> composition buffer.  Right now MH-E knows about the metadata file that
> nmh creates during the creation of the draft email, but Mailutils-MH has
> at least one other metadata file.  So when MH-E tries to delete the
> temporary folder, the deletion errors out, which aborts the rest of the
> composition steps.
> > And shouldn't we invite the MH-E developers to this discussion?
> I posted this patch on June 7 on the MH-E developers list; see
> https://sourceforge.net/p/mh-e/mailman/mh-e-devel/?viewmonth=201806 for
> what little discussion there was.

OK, I'm sold.  Thanks.

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