[neomutt-devel] mutt vs neomutt
ng0 at infotropique.org
Mon Jul 10 14:33:26 CEST 2017
Fabian Groffen transcribed 1.5K bytes:
> 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
We have the neomutt overlay, is someone willing to be the person
responsible for it (name+email listed) at overlays.gentoo.org so
that it can be more visible for a start?
The howto is described on the page itself, this is how we did it
Of course the real move would be to open a bug in the Gentoo
bugtracker and provide the patches based on the portage git
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