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proposal for new port
- To: ports_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: proposal for new port
- From: "J.A. Neitzel" <jneitzel_(_at_)_sdf_(_dot_)_lonestar_(_dot_)_org>
- Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 03:10:57 +0000
greets to all =)
i'm a new subscriber; just thought i might say hello...
anyway, i am looking into adding Nail to the ports & packages
collection. it is Nail (a mail user agent); it is derived from
our favourite mailer, BSD (Berkeley) Mail 8.1. i suppose i should
ask, "is anybody else *already* working on this as a port?"
==== the following assumes Nail is not already spoken for ====
i know that OpenBSD already has probably the best BSD Mail i have
ever used!!! =) Nail *does* however have quite a few nice extensions
to the classic MUA we all know and love.
probably the biggest thing is that it is MIME capable, but i don't
use it because of that. it is especially useful for people who
have, and regularly use, multiple email addresses. you can do this
with a commandline flag to set the From address, or you can set it
in the environment with a from='<your_address>' .
anyway, i don't want to ramble here. the man page contains all
the pertinent info.
i have already contacted the author; he says okay. it looks like
a BSD license to me. i'm not much for these license things though.
i *do* still have some more homework to do before i can actually
submit this as a new port.
you can find the README and the nail(1) man page there.
as a sidenote, he also has a vi port.
Jeffrey Allen Neitzel
jneitzel (at) sdf (dot) lonestar (dot) org