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Lumail continues to progress

Thu, 23 May 2013 12:32:38 GMT

Although I've still not got the ability to reply to messages, and composing new ones is ugly, my toy mail client is working nicely.

I've received a couple of patches, and given commit access to the repository to one other user.

Currently I'm still juggling primitives around and working out what is missing. The big exceptions are the obvious:

  • Cannot reply to a message.
  • Cannot move a message to a new folder.
  • When composing a mail to be sent no copy is saved in "sent-mail", or similar.
  • Thread-view is absent. Indefinitely.

But on the plus side the lua scripting is lovely:

precious ~/git/lumail $ rm /tmp/unread.log
precious ~/git/lumail $ ./lumail  --rcfile ./lumail.lua --eval "dump_unread();"
precious ~/git/lumail $ head /tmp/unread.log
Selected folder /home/skx/Maildir/.Automated.backups
	Folder has 10 unread messages
Selected folder /home/skx/Maildir/.Automated.bounces
	Folder has 3 unread messages
Selected folder /home/skx/Maildir/.CRM.Spam
	Folder has 7 unread messages
Selected folder /home/skx/Maildir/.facebook.com
	Folder has 4 unread messages
..

The website needs some love, most notably a logo. And there are several reported bugs/todo-items I need to work through.

Still for a toy program I'm using it daily. (Though still using mutt to reply to messages & view/save attachments.)

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[gravitar] Jon

Submitted at 22:39:37 on 28 May 2013

'Emacs' is misspelled 'Emacas' on lumail.org

[author] Steve Kemp

Submitted at 22:42:07 on 28 May 2013

Thanks - I've fixed this now, and rebuilt the site.

 

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