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Re: Do Pine and Gnus play well together?


From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: Do Pine and Gnus play well together?
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 17:39:46 -0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Jesse F. Hughes) writes:

> Hey ho.
>
> I am a long time Gnus user, but my wife prefers Pine so far.  She
> likes its simplicity (even though she is fairly well acquainted with
> xemacs).
>
> However, she's jealous of my ability to search my emails for text
> excerpts (via nnir) and so she's thinking of switching to Gnus.
>
> Now, here are the problems:  
>
> (1) She uses imap and isn't likely to change.  As I understand it,
> that still allows for nnir, but it's much slower than using eswish
> locally, like I do.
>
> (2) She is not sure she wants to permanently give up Pine.  She might
> want to use Pine when she's stuck on a Windows machine and has to ssh.
> She has this odd aversion to text-only xemacs -- a sad dependence on
> menus, I'm told.  Also, she might just not like Gnus (perish the
> thought) and might want to switch back.
>
> Are there any strategies well-suited for a Pine user (with tons of
> folders of saved mail) to use Gnus on an experimental basis?  Let's
> assume she's a true agnostic and that each time she chooses to read
> mail, a coin is flipped to determine which program is used.  Any
> tricks to make this as painless as possible?

It should just works, that's the point of IMAP.  I use several IMAP
clients together with Gnus, sometimes even concurrently.

And yes, nnir will be slower, but it depends on the server.  My Cyrus
server is pretty snappy, but it can be a due to good hardware.


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