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Re: [Pan-users] Pan and IMAP

From: Jeffrey Stedfast
Subject: Re: [Pan-users] Pan and IMAP
Date: 25 Sep 2002 17:11:03 -0400

Just to add to the argument of not adding IMAP to Pan...

Take it from me, IMAP is completely non-trivial to implement. And I've
done it two or 3 times now.


On Wed, 2002-09-25 at 11:48, Charles Kerr wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 25, 2002 at 12:55:25PM +1200, Mark Derricutt wrote:
> > What would it take to get pan to handle IMAP accounts?
> > 
> > I hate to say it, but pan just kicks arse, and certainly kicks arse over any
> > GUI email client that's ever been written for linux that I've seen.
> > 
> > And IMAP doesn't seem toooooo far off NNTP in its mode of use: download
> > headers from subscribed groups, retreive body when message header is
> > selected (or message is part of the watched/important xxxx rule based
> > thread).
> > 
> > Would it be hard?  Would it be viable?  Would it be useful?
> By my count, Linux has at least six good-to-great mail clients:
> Mutt, Sylpheed, KMail, Balsa, Pine, and especially Evolution.
> IMO Evolution is becoming _The_ MUA and the others will be reduced
> to picking over markets Evolution can't enter
> (Mutt:Consle, Sylpheed:Lightweight, KMail:Religion).
> If I really wanted to integrate mail and news -- which I might,
> someday -- I'd probably drop Pan and work on adding Pan-like features
> to Evolution.
> cheers,
> Charles
Jeffrey Stedfast
Evolution Hacker - Ximian, Inc.
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