[neomutt-devel] mutt vs neomutt

Fabian Groffen grobian at gentoo.org
Mon Jul 10 14:23:10 CEST 2017

On 10-07-2017 14:13:48 +0200, Nicolas Bock wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 09:58:39AM +0200, Fabian Groffen wrote:
> >On 24-06-2017 23:15:17 +0000, ng0 wrote:
> >> Sven Guckes transcribed 1.9K bytes:
> >> > install mutt - receive neomutt.
> >> > this sounds all pretty confusing.
> >>
> >> Have you tried filing a bug at debian?
> >> I know Gentoo has the same behavior, only with the system I use
> >> (and more or less care for neomutt for) I haven't witnessed a
> >> mixing of names.
> >
> >FYI:
> >
> >Gentoo does not ship NeoMutt, just Mutt, but as done for 10+ years with
> >a lot of patches.
> >NeoMutt was created out of this situation (only very few distros shipped
> >a vanilla version of Mutt), and now has gone way beyond the goal of
> >keeping large feature patches on par with the Mutt source.
> >The current patchset that Gentoo uses is based on one of the early
> >versions of NeoMutt, but since then diverted from the project.
> Fabian,
> how different would you say is the patched mutt version in Gentoo 
> from upstream neomutt? Are there significant differences between 
> Gentoo mutt and neomutt upstream?

The Gentoo patchset follows upstream Mutt, new features from neomutt
have not been patched in, some Gentoo-specific patches are not present
in NeoMutt.
I have the impression NeoMutt moves forward fast, hence the differences
will be big.  NeoMutt deserves to be its own thing next to Mutt IMO.


Fabian Groffen
Gentoo on a different level

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