[Users] The Windows port.

Mark Filipak markfilipak.linux at gmail.com
Sun Apr 7 18:43:20 CEST 2013

On 2013/4/6 12:43 PM, Colin Leroy wrote:
> On 06 April 2013 at 00h47, Mark Filipak wrote:
> Hi,
> The start of your mail has already been replied to so I'll focus on the
> second part.
>> In my opinion, the Claws Team would profit by acquiring the help of a
>> Windows programmer.
> I couldn't agree more; unfortunately we didn't find one yet.

I'll try to find someone.

>> The various existing dialogs...
> This kind of code comes from the underlying GTK+ library, so that's not
> our time and effort that have been spent :)

Ah... you smile now, but you'll really smile when the bug list dramatically shrinks.

>> If the Claws Team acquires Windows skills, then perhaps they will
>> profit from such knowledge: knowledge developed by what is, by a very
>> wide margin, the largest, richest, and most successful software
>> company in history.
> I'm not sure what's the point there....

Just probing for attitude problems. Glad to see there aren't any.

> In reality, I'm keeping the Windows port of Claws Mail as up-to-date
> and stable as I am, not because I love one-hour long builds failing in
> mysterious ways after generating gigabytes of object code, but because
> a few users on this mailing-list love Claws Mail for what it is and
> have to use Windows sometimes. These guys and their positivism help C-M
> on Win32 a lot because I wouldn't do it otherwise.

Well, first: Thank you for your effort. I mean that most sincerely. I must use an email app that's both Win and Lin.
Secont:  The Win port works well enough, but I'd like to help you guys, so I will.

> So, in any way, if you want to help make Claws Mail better for Windows,
> you're very welcome - be it by patches, documentation, bug-reporting or
> donations; but don't expect Claws Mail to become a different software
> that the one it is today (I'm thinking of the whole mailbox/ account/
> folder/ source discussion in the other thread).

We'll see...
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