[oclug] GUI vs cmdline mail (was Top if my head sugestion for
enhancment to GUI mailclients.)
Francis J. A. Pinteric
linuxdoctor at linux.ca
Tue Jun 24 13:08:28 EDT 2003
On Tue, 24 Jun 2003 10:01:36 -0400
"Michael P. Soulier" <msoulier at digitaltorque.ca> wrote:
> How good is Sylpheed's GnuPG integration? Will it remember
> for a short period of time, then forget? Can it handle old-style and
> new-style signatures (inline vs. MIME attachments)?
It invokes gpg directly via the GPGME library. sylpheed can remember
you passcode for up to 24 hours (preferences configuration). Sylpheed
works on new style signatures. You should not be using the deprecated
> I find it hard to get my head around (g|t)?roff macros, but I find
> LaTeX very intuitive. I wouldn't mind learning more though. I think it
> would have to be a presentation. I have too many books lined-up
Well for me it was exactly the same, but in reverse. When I ran into
TeX, I had already had about 10 years experience with Unix troff and
learning another text formatting language was impractical for me at the
time consider the extreme time constraints I was under. Time never
seemed to allow me to learn it, and it was mere coincidence that I
discovered, or rather rediscovered, LyX when I was searching for
traditional German typefaces a few weeks ago (I've yet to find
any German typefaces that includes all of the compound characters).
I'm using LyX to learn TeX. For instance, in a document I was writing,
I wanted to include a "DRAFT" watermark on each page, so I had to
include the TeX code to do that in the LyX prelude. It's the slow way
around, but at least I get to do some useful stuff right away.
> > Hmmm... it seems that GUIs are slowly creeping up on me more and
> > more. With the recent thread concerning Python and Tcl/Tk I'm in the
> > middle of designing a hybrid Python-Tcl/Tk language with emphasis on
> > the ease of GUI building that Tk provides with the class/structure
> > oriented programming style of Python, but completely free format
> > (python with an`end' statement). With that, I'm participating in
> > GUI-fication. Shame on me! <chuckle>
> Have you looked at IncrTcl? It's basically OO-Tcl, with a somewhat
> Java-like syntax.
Yes. Don't like it. To be quite honest, the only tcl extention that I
really like is Tk. I'm a big fan of Tcl/Tk and use it quite often, but
I would never use tcl alone or the other extentions.
But I do rather like Python, except for the <tab> thingy. That's why
I'm designing a hybrid language. I'm doing it as a lark to see what it
will look like. Already I've got a parser written (with Yacc) that
accepts most of the language and I'm now in the middle of debugging the
execution engine. Like Python and tcl/tk it's an object oriented
interpretive language that borrows heavily from both langauges.
Fashion is for people who have no style.
There are three crimes which deserves the death penalty:
conformity, political correctness, and smoking.
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