Re: What's needed for mutt 1.6?
* Andriy N. Gritsenko [07-02-27 12:48:12 +0200] wrote:
Sorry. So I think we can add optional NNTP support into current
tree and move it into plug-in when time comes. :)
What NNTP patch are you talking about?
I known only vvv.nntp a little and I'd vote against it. The problem is
that it hacks up mutt with tons of #ifdef, doesn't (yet?) integragte
with hcache and message cache but rolls its own caching mechanisms based
on news overviews without encoding information. It contains code with
predictable tempfiles, etc.
If you ask me, including a patch is easy, but someone actually has to
clean it up. I'm more conservative and prefer cleaning patches up before
including them because this way there's at least some motivation for the
I once started some really simple and early work for a simple pluggable
mailbox driver system. Once done, it could be easily extended to allow
for any type of filter (compressed folder) and to allow for more mailbox
drivers implementing the interface (NNTP). But this is quite difficult
and long way to go since the code is so closely coupled already... :(