Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
On 21.07.2008 15:14, Rex Dieter wrote:
> Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>> * Are these still needed/wanted?
>> Fedora|pine|A commonly used, MIME compliant mail and news
> Imo, no. alpine (in fedora) is the way forward.
Does it obsolete pine? I'd prefer if it did, as users otherwise might
assume we or Livna still maintain it.
Here's a snippet from the alpine specfile:
# Using "Conflicts" instead of Obsoletes because while alpine is
# compatible with pine the change to Unicode breaks important user
# functionality such as non-ASCII encoded saved passwords. Additionally,
# are also many patches to pine floating around that for political/technical
# reasons will not be integrated into alpine. (I'd like to stay out of it...
# just search "Mark Crispin maildir" for the gory details.) Since licensing
# prevents a Fedora pine package, I cannot predict what patches users might
# have and so want to warn them instead of automatically replacing their
# install with an alpine that could break their configuration
I personally would also rather it contain Obsoletes, but this was done
at behest of alpine's primary maintainer. Some time has passed, so I'll
try to convince him otherwise again.