[neomutt-users] Excited for next release, any guesses on release date?

Xu Wang xuwang762 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 12 01:56:01 CET 2019

On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 7:13 PM Richard Russon <rich at flatcap.org> wrote:
> Hi Xu,
> > I watch github repo with excitement.
> > there is so much commits going on.
> Yes, we're up to ~1100 code changes since the last release!
> The code we forked from Mutt was in a terrible state.
> It was twenty years old and very poorly maintained.
> For the first couple of years, I was happy to make small tidying
> changes, each bringing a little more conformity
> > I know developers don't like to set a date, but does anyone know any
> > idea about when the next release will be?
> It's been hard to estimate.
> The deeper I read into the code, the more horror I saw.
> I had some ambitious plans, but I underestimated how much I'd have to do.
> I was hoping, by now, to have a team of developers -- a group of
> like-minded friends.  There are three other active developers.

That is too bad. Hopefully more will come in the future. Maybe it
takes more time. Indeed, more would be quite nice so you do not have a
burden. Already you have done so much.

> > More like a week or a month or a few months?
> I'm reluctant to say, but...
> The biggest changes are done -- the architecture looks much better.
> If I were to finish what I'm working on, say 2 weeks, we'd still need
> several weeks of intensive testing and bug-fixing before we could make a
> release.

I see! That sounds like a nice plan. Thank you so much for sharing
with me. I actually did not expect such a patient response with an
actual timing duration estimate. Now I have ideas of what to expect,
but I will also understand that maybe things take longer than this.

> Once we have a new stable release, future releases should be frequent again.
> > I am patient to wait and so appreciating all the work being done,
> Thanks :-)

Thank you, Rich!!!


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