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Re: [bug-mailutils] MU and plugins

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [bug-mailutils] MU and plugins
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 14:37:57 +0300

Hola Jordi,

> Sergey, years ago we talked about the possibility of reworking MU to make
> some of the features optional, which would be only available if the
> required plugins were installed.

Yes, I remember that.

> Many Debian users avoid installing the mailutils package because in a
> minimal system, it pulls a good number of extra packages just to get
> /usr/bin/mail, which is the main reason for installing the package:

Oh, frankly speaking, installing Mailutils only for the sake of
/bin/mail is like shooting sparrows with a heavy howitzer.  Especially
when using Mailutils 3.x :^)  Nevertheless, I agree that such a usage
should be accounted for.

> I have no idea if the MU rewrite has made this wishlist easier to
> accomplish,

Yes, we're heading steadily toward that goal.  It is of a lower
priority compared to other pending tasks, though.  I'll see to it
once I finish re-implementing imap client support.


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