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Re: pine for FC9

On Sat, 4 Oct 2008, Bill Davidsen wrote:

Robert Holtzman wrote:
On Sat, 4 Oct 2008, Rahul Sundaram wrote:

edwardspl ita org mo wrote:
Dear All,

Do you know where can we d/l the pine rpm package for FC9 ?

Livna but it is obsoleted by Alpine which is under a free and open source (Apache) license.

The University of Washington has dropped development of Alpine and laid off most, if not all, of the developers. Check the Alpine mailing list archives.

What's your point? The source is still available, the license is okay, why don't you want to use it?

This is not a fast moving target, I ran one version I built from old source on various machines for almost a decade. If there's a real need for fixes I suppose it will move to sourceforge or similar, otherwise it's in a bunch of distributions and usable as is.

I'm not sure there was a need for development other than a load of creeping featurism, it is what it is and does well those things it does at all.

I do use it and pine before that. There are always bugs and security holes in any app. Unless Alpine is picked up by someone else where do the fixes come from? The post from Mark Crispin said any further development would come from the user community. That may be O.K. but I'm unconvinced since I don't have the ability to detect problems with the code.

Bob Holtzman
A day without fusion is like, a day without sunshine
If it smells it's chemistry, if it crawls it's biology,
if it doesn't work it's physics

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