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Re: doc-view and mailcap

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: doc-view and mailcap
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2007 21:16:23 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> I didn't have time to try doc-view yet (and currently the trunk
> doesn't bootstrap for me; will look into this later), so I don't know
> if doc-view makes sense for attachments.

> Gnus wants to stay compatible with Emacs 21 and XEmacs 21.4.  When
> adding doc-view specific entries, please do it in a compatible way.

> (Additionally, such non-bugfix changes should not go into the stable
> Gnus version, I think.)

For what it's worth, w.r.t attachments, I see no problem with Gnus's
attachment and doc-view support: if viewed internally the attachment will
use doc-view-mode and if used externally it'll use whichever program you
prefer (xpdf, xdvi, gv, evince, ...).


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