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Authored by: agraboso on May 21, '04 11:28:07PM

Wouldn't it be nice to have Pine with the GUI rewritten in Cocoa.

I've been using Pine for a long time before arriving to the Mac platform 8 months ago and I really love it. The shortcut system feels much easier than's and switching between the mailbox index and the messages themselves by using "<" and ">" is just much more comfortable than having to share screen space between the two., on the other side, integrates much better in Mac OS X, of course, being able to display HTML code with the Safari engine, clicking on links working out of the box and the icon in the dock displaying the number of unread messages. The junk mail filter system is quite good, too.

Is there any programmer out there that dares to take this challenge? I wish I could, but my programming skills are too basic...

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Authored by: nothingmuch on May 23, '04 09:58:46AM

The university of washington imposes licensing limitations, so you can't (afaik) release such a program without a lawyer.

Otherwise, if the source code is properly layered, wrapping it's logic in some Obj-C classes, and replicating the view shouldn't take too long. I bet it can be very graphical (think embedded images, WebCore, moving stuff, drag and drop) at the same time too.

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