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Re: [VM] Using VM for 19 years, still can't solve "iconv: (stdin):21:31:

From: Uday Reddy
Subject: Re: [VM] Using VM for 19 years, still can't solve "iconv: (stdin):21:31: cannot convert"
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:22:54 +0000

edburns writes:

> Os: SunOS foo 5.10 Generic_144489-05 i86pc i386 i86pc
> Emacs: 21.4 (patch 22) \"Instant Classic\" XEmacs Lucid
> vm: 8.0.12-devo-585

If you pick up the current beta version of XEmacs, you probably won't need
iconv.  It will know how to deal with MIME character sets.

vm 8.0.12-devo-585 seems like quite an old unofficial version of VM.  Please
get vm 8.1.12 from the VM home page.


There are probably quite a few VM users, but they are generally passive,
just as you have been.  So, we don't hear from them.  VM has had the
appearance of a dying creed because of this lack of participation by the VM
community.  I am not sure if open source projects can survive for very long
without having a band of enthusiastic supporters who carry the flag and

We all have to put in some amount of effort, depending on what we can
afford.  Upgrading your software at least once a year and checking the
mailing list periodically would qualify as the minimum required.


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