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Re: [Nmh-workers] What are and what should be the qualifications for a c

From: norm
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] What are and what should be the qualifications for a current nmh user
Date: Mon, 12 May 2014 08:34:06 -0700

Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> writes:
>>Original versions of MH were used, after just a few weeks of training, by
>>secretaries who had never seen a computer terminal. The training also included
>>use of an Ambassador terminal, the Rand editor, and maybe a dozen UNIX
>>commands. Email has grown much, much more complex since then, so it would be
>>unreasonable to hold nmh 1.6 to that high standard But maybe some thought
>>should be given to what the standard should be?
>My goal, at least for 1.6, was to have the out-of-the-box behavior for
>mhshow to be useful.  That it, it should display text parts (at least
>plain and hopefully HTML, if you have the right helper programs installed).

Can you tell me those programs are, and how I can install them?

>In general, I'd like the out of the box behavior of nmh to work reasonably
>well.  Configuration of how you get mail, yes, that will require some
>changes.  But other stuff shouldn't hopefully be necessary.
>>In particular, trying to get mhshow to work, I'm beginning to wonder if I'm
>>qualified to use nmh 1.6.
>Hey, if it's THAT hard, clearly I didn't meet my goal.  So ... what's wrong?

    Norman Shapiro

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