Re: Bug#352535: ITP: gitmail -- Very simple graphical mail user agent for sending mail (GTK)
On Tue, 14 Feb 2006, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-02-14 at 03:35 -0500, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 14, 2006 at 10:07:45AM +0200, Jari Aalto wrote:
> > > Ron Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > >
> > > > On Tue, 2006-02-14 at 01:16 +0200, Jari Aalto wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >> The speciality is the small size + GUI to send mail. Useful for
> > > >> low end harware (166Mhz / 64 M mem).
> > > >
> > > > But that's just it. It's for *sending* mail only. What is the
> > > > purpose of a GUI for sending mail?
> > >
> > > The small memory footprint. In minimalistic Window manager +
> > > minimalistic program to send mail.
> > Err, who uses GTK when "small memory footprint" or "minimalistic"
> > are objectives?
> XFce is lighter than GNOME.
> And writing in GTK is (supposed to be) easier that writing Xlib.
Which's the reason you use xaw. But in this case, it is a simple X-based
form plugged to broken crap that needs to be replaced, and which could well
be replaced by a call to sendmail. Thus, you don't even need C code, just a
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