[PLUG] Linux Journal Readers' choice awards 2013

Sudhanwa Jogalekar sudhanwa.com at gmail.com
Wed Jan 15 11:23:23 PST 2014


On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 8:00 AM, Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay <
sankarshan.mukhopadhyay at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 5:20 PM, Mandar Vaze / मंदार वझे
> <mandarvaze at gmail.com> wrote:
> > When choosing a tool, I typically check when was the last "active"
> > development.
> > If my requirement is low enough - something that isn't updated in few
> years
> > might also work for me "now"
> > but when I need a security update, and no one is maintaining it, I am out
> > of luck (I know, open source, fix it yourself, but honestly just because
> > one has access to source, doesn't mean one has skills to fix)
>
> Mutt does have activity. At least <https://github.com/karelzak/mutt-kz>
> has.
>
> Applications are as good as the design decisions which result in their
> development. If someone finds that that new fangled applications are
> not providing enough merit to switchover, the possible reason might be
> that the decisions of design and user experience are something that
> does not meet this user's requirement. That happens all the time and,
> there's not much achieved by boiling the ocean.
>

Activity/nonactivity is not a correct parameter.
What about qmail? There is hardly anything happening on qmail. But it is
still popular, secure and it just works !!

-Sudhanwa


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