Re: Gnome Mail clients (Re: Is Balsa alive?)

On Tue, 06 Apr 1999 16:56:35 PDT, George Farris wrote:

>Congrats on your project.  I would like to throw my request in for 
>LDAP support.  Obviously this will come later rather than earlier 
>but please consider it.  LDAP is picking up steam and support would 
>be a good thing.  Netscape Mail, Pegasus (to bad he won't release 
>the source) and yuk, Exchange all support LDAP.

Perhaps it's related to a misunderstanding on your part of what I'm 
working on (understandable) or on my part as to what LDAP is, but how 
would that be relevant to a mail-checking library?  That is, all 
libmailcheck is supposed to do is poll a mail source and notify 
clients when there is new mail available at that source.  Isn't LDAP 
a directory service?

In any case, if LDAP is appropriate, it should be relatively simple 
to add in, as would any mail source; the library is designed to allow 
new mailbox formats with a minimum of effort.  (And should only force 
a recompilation of the server, not the clients.)  Once the code makes 
it to CVS, I'll include a set of instructions on how to interface a 
new mail source/mailbox format to the server, and hopefully people 
will add their favorite mail sources.


Russell Steinthal
<>		Columbia College Class of 1999
<>		System Administrator, AV-Network

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