[neomutt-devel] PATCHES considered harmful

toogley at mailbox.org toogley at mailbox.org
Sat Apr 29 11:28:53 CEST 2017

> On April 28, 2017 at 6:17 PM Richard Russon <rich at flatcap.org> wrote:
> [...]
> Then I thought some more.  Hang on, they aren't even patches any more.
> Perhaps we should just rely on the +INCLUDED or -EXCLUDED list.


> But then it struck me.  Why does the PATCHES file exist?
> It's very presence *encourages* people to fork mutt!
> I think we should remove the file completely.

I'm not sure if the output is useful for users who haven't compiled the mutt binary themself? I think mutt -v is at least a very easy and especially fast way to test what features were compiled in.

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