Re: going forward

It seems that we have a duplication of effort:
( I have some comments below the two emails)

Mathiue Fenniak wrote:
> Well, since we seem to just be waiting a little for official development to
> kick in, I've started work on a simple address book that will be capable of 
> importing data from gnome-card, and presumably any other PIM software that has
> a separate database of information. Anyone have any suggestions for this? (It
> uses the little buttons with the books beside the To:/CC:/BCC: entries, I hope
> there wans't another use for those. ;)

On Wed, 09 Jun 1999 23:22:26 Arthur Thomas wrote:
> I'm ready to take Balsa forward and turn it into a feature-rich program.
> Let's start brainstorming on what we would like to see implimented in
> immedient future releases. There has been recent talk about
> libmutt/libbalsa being uprooted and replaced with something else. Do
> others agree with this ? 
> I'd like to see better pop3 support implimented. I see more of a use
> for that then imap but then again what do I know.
> I'm working on an address book for balsa. Its in early stages now but I'll
> post a url with patches hopefully soon.
> What do we need to do to get the ball rollin' again with this project ? 
> -arthur

Obviously we should try to integrate these personal address book projects. IMHO
we should work out a little document so we know how it's going to work... does anyone
have any familiarity with address book implementation? Do we want to make this a 
simple name/address correspondence, or do we want to go all-out with lots of data along
the lines of gnome-card? 

This seems like something good to work on because it's basically independent of the
rest of Balsa, so whatever happens to the base sources is OK. I heard someone mention
implementing CORBA, and another about not liking GTK+... let's charge ahead, figure out
what our various skills are, and divvy up some work! I am very familiar with C but new
to Unix programming... so I can do internals but if I start working on system interface
I'll probably introduce some huge security hole ;)

Peter Williams

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