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Re: mime-compose.el and Debian


From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: mime-compose.el and Debian
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 13:49:16 -0600
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Brendan Halpin wrote:
> Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> writes:
>>Doesn't RMAIL respect mail-user-agent?
>>
>>(setq mail-user-agent 'message-user-agent)
>
> Yes, it does, but my problem is knowing which one I *should* use,
> in terms of long-term development of functionality.
>
> I was thinking that I should go to message-mode, which is on the
> face of it more sophisticated, but mail-mode is core Emacs, and RMS
> is in favour of it staying that way (and in theory merging
> message-mode functionality back into mail-mode, but I don't know if
> that is happening).

What is this core Emacs you speak of?

Judging from the lisp/ChangeLog and gnus/ChangeLog files in CVS, both
mail/sendmail.el and gnus/message.el are being actively maintained but
not much further developed.  So I'd go with the one that actually
provides the functionality you need.

--
Kevin Rodgers





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