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Re: [Nmh-workers] Future thoughts: better MIME processing

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Future thoughts: better MIME processing
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:56:49 -0400

for the record, here's the thread from april of last year where
this was last discussed...

my view, which seems to agree with current thinking:  making 'repl'
calendar-aware seems like the wrong approach -- creatinga a special
ics handling program would be far more flexible.

as for writing it in C?  i haven't seen an ics attachment lately, but
is posix shell, plus utilities, really not up to the task?


ken wrote:
 > >    > Part of me thinks we should include a tool that interfaces with
 > >    > text/calendar format files and lets people easily view and generate a
 > >    > reply to them.
 > >
 > >Yes, if not directly in nmh, then strongly recommended to install.
 > >(In debian terms this would be a "recommended" dependancy, which if
 > >available, is usually installed, but won't cause a failure to install if
 > >unavailable).
 > It seems that no one really provides a tool that does what we want.
 > calcurse sort-of does the display stuff, but it's kind of heavyweight
 > to install just for that.  I think it would be reasonable to provide a
 > command-line tool that can be used to deal with these.
 > The lesson from replyfilter seems to me that putting this tool in
 > "contrib" and writing it in another language (like perl) would result in
 > it not being used that much, partly because another language would
 > result in a whole pile of dependencies, partly because if it was in
 > "contrib" not everyone would know about it.  So this tool should be
 > written in C and live in base.  I'll think about how such a tool could
 > be integrated into the "new MIME" architecture I've been musing about.
 > --Ken
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