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Re: GNUmail on NetBSD


From: Sebastian Reitenbach
Subject: Re: GNUmail on NetBSD
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 12:01:08 +0200
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On Friday, April 13, 2012 09:41 CEST, Riccardo Mottola <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Stefan Bidi wrote:
> > Why is Pantomine trying to convert a Unicode representation to ASCII?  > 
> > Just seems counter intuitive.  Shouldn't it try to convert to UTF-8 or > 
> > UTF-16, instead?  As the method name suggests you may be loosing > 
> > information when converting from UTF-7 to ASCII, and I can't see why > 
> > Pantomine would want to do some like that.
> >
> > I would bring this up with the GNUmail folks as a possible bug.
> >
> Pantomime and GNUmail are in a sort of "nobody maintains them" state. Germàn 
> put them on gna in gnustep-nonfsf and did some work on them.
> I thought of trying to solve some long-standing portability bugs, but 
> unfortunately some bit-rotting happened or the sources we got used were not 
> the best, in any case they need some fixing on linux too.
>
> In other words, if you have patches and ideas, just discuss them with us, 
> here on the mailing list too. And test them :)
>
> As far as I know the only "public" application using Pantomime is GNUmail, or 
> am I wrong?

There is also LUserNet, the NNTP Client.

Sebastian

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