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[Pan-users] Re: pan and gmime 2.4.0

From: Duncan
Subject: [Pan-users] Re: pan and gmime 2.4.0
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 02:36:40 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: Pan/0.133 (House of Butterflies)

George Sherwood <address@hidden> posted
address@hidden, excerpted below, on  Mon, 29 Sep
2008 16:38:35 -0500:

> I found this bug [0] concerning pan and gmime 2.4.0, but it appears that
> it is unfinished.  Now the gmime 2.4.0 is released, does any one know if
> more work has been done?
> After installing gmime 2.4.0 pan wouldn't start due to a missing library
> and the configure fails with gmime 2.4.0.  For now I have downgraded to
> gmime 2.2.22 on my computer.
> [0]
> George Sherwood
> Lead Developer
> Sourcemage GNU/Linux (

Sourcemage, eh?  Welcome from a fellow from-source (Gentoo) user! =:^)

Unfortunately I don't have much help for you.  As of my sync earlier 
today, the latest gmime in the Gentoo tree is 2.2.23, which is what I'm 
running.  I checked Gentoo bugs just in case.  Nothing on gmime 2.4 there 
either.  It seems you're out in front on this one.  (gmime 2.4.0 was 
released Sept. 26, last Friday.)

It's worth noting that Jeff Steadfast, the guy who filed the bug you 
found and referenced above, is the gmime lead dev.  IOW, there should be 
few issues with that patch being bad, just as he said, incomplete.  If 
he's suggesting moving the one function out of old gmime into pan, that 
pretty much guarantees there's no good replacement for it in the new 

The caveat might be backward compatibility.  With gtk+ 2.14, the initial 
patches developed killed backward compatibility.  Dan Rahn (OpenSuse) 
worked hard at creating a backward compatible solution, with me helping 
to test it.  Eventually he came up with one that worked on SuSE and 
Gentoo both, we bugged it, and it became part of pan 0.133.

Anyway... thanks for the heads-up, as I expect I'll be dealing with the 
issue soon myself.  I work with the Gentoo devs to try to keep pan 
patched up and working there, having submitted the pan-9999 svn ebuild 
now in the tree and have relayed/tested various other bugs and patches, 
so yes, I definitely expect to be dealing with this pretty quickly.  I'm 
CCing myself to the bug above.

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
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