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

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] What are and what should be the qualifications for a current nmh user
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:31:30 -0500

>> To me the value of a to-do and calendar list is ubiquity. The iCloud
>> Reminders and calendar work on my phone, desktop, iPad ... if I think of
>> something to add, one of those devices is always nearby.
>You and I seem to have different definitions of "ubiquity"...  ;)

Well, sure.  That's why I said, "To me the value ...".  Emphasis on
the "to me" part.

Here's my core point: if you want to do this, please, feel free!  Write
that code!  But everyone has their own idea of what has value for nmh;
since we're doing this on our spare time, there aren't too many free
cycles to write code that would take a long time to write but isn't
personally useful (that's why I run screaming everytime someone suggests
a FUSE interface.  And everytime someone suggests a FUSE IMAP interface,
somewhere a kitten dies).

Seriously, becoming an "official" nmh developer is easy: sign up on
savannah, submit a request, and I or someone else will approve it.  Then
start hacking!  Create a branch; go wild!

>I have, and despise, an iPad.  (Where the heck is shift-click anyway? 

Sigh, "press and hold".

>At work, I have a bunch of Linux computers and a Windows 7 box.  Since I
>work for a defense contractor, I can't carry any personal electronics at
>work, so I can only access my files/lists/calendar from either the
>Winders box or one of the Linux boxes.

I can only say that at least for iCloud, there's a web interface which
should work from anything.  I pretty much assume that anything nowadays is
going to have some kind of web interface available (also, you're not
the only one who works for a defense contractor, but they don't all
have such a restrictive BYOD policy).

Again, I will stress that iCloud is useful "for me".  I cannot claim that
it's useful for anyone else.  I'm interested in nmh pushing stuff to
iCloud, and I see how to make that happen.  Other people should write
code to do what _they_ want.  We should also make it easy for people to
get data out of nmh to push it to whereever; I think we're all on the
same page there.


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