Re: [PATCH v2] make send-hooks work for batch mode
Kyle Wheeler wrote: [Wed Aug 13 2008, 10:52:29AM EDT]
> Well, I imagine anyone currently using mutt in batch mode on a regular
> basis (e.g. with cron) already has a working setup, and enabling hooks
> by default has the potential at least to break those setups.
Well... this *is* mutt-1.5.x, the devel series, but considering
that the distros are providing 1.5, you could make an argument
for waiting for 1.7 to apply this patch.
On the other hand, mutt releases are so miserably far apart that
I don't want to wait for 1.7 for anything. I'm even considering
re-proposing my sendbox patch prior to 1.6 because the thought of
waiting for 1.7 is so depressing. I don't want to wait a decade
for these features in distros (and that doesn't seem like an
IMHO mutt should ditch the stable/devel concept and make releases
similar to kernel.org. We're never going to fix all the
outstanding bugs for 1.6, so we should release it *now*. Make
point releases (1.6.1 etc) to fix Really Bad Bugs, but otherwise
concentrate on 1.7. To simplify from kernel.org, stop
maintaining 1.6 as soon as 1.7 is released.
None of this is intended to be a diatribe against the mutt
maintainers. I have the utmost respect for the careful way they
maintain the tree. I'd be surprised if they don't share my
frustration with the current development model, though they might
have better ideas on how to fix it.
> Perhaps it'd be better to have a flag for enabling hooks?
Really rather not.