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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- So I can see the source and pick up tricks from it.
- So I can modify it.
- So I can contribute to its development.
- So I can know the API for the database and data
formats and handle them independently of the client.
- 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
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
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
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”.
Michael C. Libby email@example.com
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