New Python WebMail app

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams ignacio at openservices.net
Sat Sep 15 05:19:43 CEST 2001


On Sat, 15 Sep 2001, Aaron Fransen wrote:

> I see your point, but GoMail does support Netscape and others, just not for
> the HTML crowd.
>
> In terms of it's usage, it's designed for companies where they don't want
> their users using something like HotMail per se, but want them to have
> access to a browser based mail client. Specifically this applies to
> companies employing thin clients as a desktop solution (as my employer does)
> rather than PCs.
>
> Were it not for that single fact, you would be absolutely correct! I'd
> checked out a bunch of other web clients, including ones I could tie into my
> mail server, but frankly didn't like the functionality of any of them.
> That's why I wrote it. Beside, I got to learn Python in the process :)

With that in mind I downloaded GoMail and looked through some of the the
documentation. I'd like to discuss it further, but off-list. Not because it's
disparaging or hurtful, but because it's off-topic.

One thing I would like to talk about on the list, however, is the fact that
you provide binary MySQL databases for download. Not only does that restrict
you to MySQL, but that also restricts you to a subset of MySQL versions. A
better option is to provide DML scripts to create the database and tables and
populate them with data.

<plug>
One tool that I have found extremely useful for the creation of DML scripts is
phpMyAdmin. It is a web-based administration tool for MySQL written in PHP. It
can be found at:

  http://phpmyadmin.sourceforge.net/

Version 2.2.0 is the latest stable version, but I suggest getting the latest
CVS due to bugfixes and additional features.
</plug>

The rest of the things are just code changes and portability issues.

-- 
Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams  <ignacio at openservices.net>






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