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Email clients and integrated tools

2004-03-08 09:47:52.28684-08 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

I've been playing about with ideas for an über information manager, and as one step along the way I've been thinking about a new email client. I currently use vm[Wiki], which runs as a part of the Emacs[Wiki] editor, and recent Debian releases have had the integration with the Big Brother Database[Wiki] messed up, and I don't see HTML email right, and...

And then Mark goes and links to a "day planner" mode and a Wiki mode and I realize that most of what I was rewriting already exists as a plug-in to the super powerful editor of which I'm already enamored, I just need to take a little more time to work out some of the bugs and issues.

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#Comment Re: BBDB integration made: 2004-03-10 15:59:40.526718-08 by: Mark A. Hershberger

Are you talking about the charecter-encoding issues with BBDB? For a while, Emacs would complain everytime I tried to save my .bbdb and ask me if I really wanted to save it utf-8.

All sorts of encoding issues like that are fixed in Emacs22 (still only availabe from CVS). I can provide a .deb if needed.

But the planner/wiki mode means that I actually use the planner instead of just thinking about it.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-03-10 18:51:33.574311-08 by: Dan Lyke

No, at some point I think the unstable .deb package for bbdb[Wiki] dropped vm[Wiki] support, because I can't get (bbdb-initialize 'vm) to work correctly. I need to compile that from source, and I need to figure out how to make vm[Wiki] not even try to display the HTML portions of email, because that just doesn't work quite right. I'd also like something that isn't doing the decoding of large image attachments in an interpreted language, although maybe judicious use of procmail[Wiki] rules and munpack[Wiki] would make a better alternative.

And I need to understand things enough to get the Wiki mode integrated with bbdb[Wiki] and vm[Wiki], and see if maybe someone has the picture management that I've been playing with in another form already done.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-03-10 21:41:36.233776-08 by: Mark A. Hershberger

Did you try (bbdb-insinuate-vm)?

Don't know about VM, but in Gnus, I can specify which html viewer I want to use. w3m.el is amazing. Otherwise, M-x customize-variable RET vm-auto-displayed-mime-content-type-exception RET

re: picture management

I'm not sure what you want or need (and I've not really looked at this much) but have a look at thumbs.el if you want a place to start with this in Emacs. http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ThumbsMode

#Comment Re: made: 2004-03-10 22:49:35.740657-08 by: Dan Lyke

(bbdb-insinuate-vm) leads to (file-error "Cannot open load file" "bbdb-vm"), and locate '*bbdb-vm*' returns nothing.