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Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh @ gsoc?

From: Jon Steinhart
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh @ gsoc?
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 10:37:15 -0800

> Lyndon Nerenberg wrote:
> >Why? nmh doesn't need any new features, and the code is stable and 
> >portable.
> >
> >The best indicator that a chunk of code is mature is when it hasn't been 
> >touched for five years. It ain't broke, so leave it alone.
> I'd really really like better MIME support (and in particular
> support for replying to MIMEd emails, and getting character
> set encodings and so on correct). I just haven't had any
> time to do anything, and I don't get quite enough MIME email
> to cause it to move up my priority list :-)
> I did get to the point of sketching out a design for how I
> thought this could be done. (The tricky bit is arranging
> for it to be reasonably consistent for new users or people
> wanting to switch to it, without having it break scripts,
> components files, etc for existing users.)
> -- PMM

I agree that having better support for replying to MIMEd emails would be
nice.  If I ever have the time I'd still like to implement the changes that
I proposed years ago for better reading of MIMEd messages.


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