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Introduction to Mutt-Guile
The Mutt-Guile projects aims at bringing the power of Scheme using Guile (and potentially of other extension languages such as Python) to the Mutt mail-user-agent. In doing this, we hope to allow users to quickly write new features for their MUA, or change the behavior of existing built-in features.
Development started in September 2003. As a "proof of concept", a number of additional features have been developed using Guile (see the documentation section). Allister's Wiki contains additional information, including a wish list.
License : GNU General Public License V2 or later
Mutt-Guile is under development. Although it is already possible to
implement exciting features in Scheme for
Mutt-Guile, there is still some ground work to be done before it
Not much documentation so far. See the automatically generated Automagic User's Reference Manual to see the whole new features that were added to Mutt using Guile.
The mutt-guile-devel public mailing-list discusses the design and implementation issues for Mutt-Guile. You may subscribe from this page.
The latest release dates back to November, 3rd, 2003 and is called alpha-1 (patch against Mutt 1.5.4i, announce). You may also download it from GNUnet at : gnunet://afs/F98E02E39A0EFDB5237640EEE609EFDFBC0B638C.3EC25A65527CDF9E3228625ECE3849D13A1A6BA3.33B7BBF8.1902521. MD5 sum for the full-source tarball is : 4cd6a92d6d801c20892f4c16cb373184.
The latest and greatest pieces of code may be obtained by downloading the nightly CVS snapshot. Additionnally, the Savannah's project page contains instructions for CVS access.
The design of these webpages was greatly inspired by the GNU Hurd webpages. ;-)
Please send questions to Ludovic Courtès <ludo -at- chbouib.org>.
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