Ruby email client; why?

Great!

so who’s going to start this project?.. (no not me, w my age+dumb brain, I
can’t even lift my keyboard :-))

I think this would be a killer app. Heck even a text based ruby mail client
will do… as long as the mail client can provide a ruby command line
interface… so I can do like things like: “command: winword
” -w/c then opens the attached file using word…

…i think I’m dreaming in my dream…

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-----Original Message-----
From: michael libby [mailto:x@ichimunki.com]
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2002 10:57 AM
To: ruby-talk@ruby-lang.org
Subject: Re: ruby email client; why?

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On Thursday 15 August 2002 15:18, Hal E. Fulton wrote:

  1. So I can see the source and pick up tricks from it.
  2. So I can modify it.
  3. So I can contribute to its development.
  4. So I can know the API for the database and data
    formats and handle them independently of the client.
  5. Perhaps most importantly: So I can easily write
    internal scripts for it in Ruby.

As regards (5): One of the things that keeps me using
Outlook Express in spite of its problems is the “rules” capability.
(That, and sheer inertia – I’d hate to think about
importing 30,000
messages or so into a new mailreader. Though if it were easy and
errorproof, I’d still do it.)

I would have said all of the above except #4 hold true for me
as well, then
I started thinking it might be interesting to build a mailer
that actually
stored the messages in a relational database (I guess once
you get one of
these installed on a server on your local LAN or even the
same machine a
lot more problems start to look like they’d be good candidates for
databases… just think of the possibilities using SQL to query your
mailbox!)

Plus, a Ruby email client could be one of those applications
where “if one
hears it talk, one only wants to program immediately in Ruby”. :wink:

-michael

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Great!

so who’s going to start this project?.. (no not me, w my age+dumb brain,
I
can’t even lift my keyboard :-))

I think this would be a killer app. Heck even a text based ruby mail
client
will do… as long as the mail client can provide a ruby command line
interface… so I can do like things like: “command: winword
” -w/c then opens the attached file using word…

…i think I’m dreaming in my dream…

Hmm… well, let’s not wheel.reinvent too fast.

I’m getting closer to making sgmail work on
my box.

Has anyone looked at it lately?

Hal

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----- Original Message -----
From: “Peña, Botp” botp@delmonte-phil.com
To: “ruby-talk ML” ruby-talk@ruby-lang.org
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2002 12:47 AM
Subject: RE: ruby email client; why?

A kind of reimplemented mutt, just for the heck of it? Hmmm, that could
have some real potential…

Regards,
Doug

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On Fri, Aug 16, 2002 at 02:47:14PM +0900, “Peña, Botp” wrote:

Great!

so who’s going to start this project?.. (no not me, w my age+dumb brain, I
can’t even lift my keyboard :-))

I think this would be a killer app. Heck even a text based ruby mail client
will do… as long as the mail client can provide a ruby command line
interface… so I can do like things like: “command: winword
” -w/c then opens the attached file using word…

…i think I’m dreaming in my dream…