adam at yorba.org
Mon Dec 19 08:56:35 PST 2011
On 12/16/2011 03:46 PM, situmam at gmail.com wrote:
> Hello everyone.
> My name is Anmar Oueja. I am excited about the prospects of geary. I
> think it is going to fill in a need because, lets face it, Linux
> e-mail clients leave a lot to be desired.
Welcome, Anmar, and thanks for your interest in Geary. We started Geary
because we are also unsatisfied with existing email clients for the
> I am interested in helping with this project because I have a personal
> interest in this subject and a fundamental belief that in order for
> Linux to succeed on the desktop, it must have a solid set of
> applications. People use the applications not the OS.
> I am not a developer but not shy to learn and would like to help out
> in any way I can. I am not stranger to Linux as I have been
> professionally involved in Linux projects for more than 12 years. Currently, I
> work for www.linaro.org, which is a non profit organization dedicated
> to furthering Linux on the ARM architecture.
Good to hear. Jim (the Geary technical lead) and I were at the last
Ubuntu Desktop Summit (in Orlando) which was also a Linaro event, so we
learned a bit about Linaro there.
> Here are some future ideas that might be of interest.
> - Gmail hot keys is a big plus.I would even go further and propose
> that the entire interface be accessible through hot keys.
Agreed: that would be cool.
> - Reaction speed. Have the interface react really fast to actions.
> Ideally, I would like to fly through e-mail like I can in mutt or
Completely agreed. We should devote significant effort to making Geary
> - I am sure you know about this but I will mention it any way.
> Sparrow mail (http://sparrowmailapp.com/) is a good model to learn a
> few good ideas from
Yes - we've looked at Sparrow a bit already and should probably study it
> - Integration into gnome-contacts is a big plus. I see there are plans
> to do that
Right. This probably won't happen for a while, but we should get to
this at some point.
> - Good bindings for editing text using simple ASCII and not rely
> solely on HTML. I can provide numerous ideas to help making editing
> ext easier.
Happy to hear any suggestions.
> - Coloured quote levels
I hadn't thought of this before, but yes, this might be nice.
> - reminders. This is a big feature I wished an e-mail client would
> support. It provides a way for the end user to postpone responding to
> an e-mail until another time. Basically hide the e-mail and pop it up
> again in 1, 2, 5 or more days. This an advanced feature that is
> targeted at 2.0 release
I doubt we'd add this to the core Geary application, but it would make a
great plugin. And yes, we do plan to implement a plugin system at some
> I don't want to just create work for you guys :-)... I am also willing
> to aid so any direction as to where I can help out, is much
At the moment, Geary is not usable as your everyday email client, but we
hope to get there within the next couple of months. In the meantime,
you could build and test the development sources (see
http://redmine.yorba.org/projects/geary/wiki), and if you find any bugs
we haven't noticed already then we'd be happy to hear about them in our
bug tracker (http://redmine.yorba.org/projects/geary/issues). Cheers -
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