[neomutt-devel] mutt vs neomutt

ng0 ng0 at infotropique.org
Sun Jun 25 10:55:43 CEST 2017

Fabian Groffen transcribed 1.3K bytes:
> 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.

It was late yesterday. I called Mutt in Gentoo Frankenmutt. I was surprised when
I installed the "normal" Mutt on this system because I thought that the Mutt
which added Neomutt and other things on top of it in Gentoo was really just Mutt.

> 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.
> Thanks,
> Fabian
> -- 
> Fabian Groffen
> Gentoo on a different level

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