freebsd vs. netbsd
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Thu Jun 11 17:57:46 UTC 2020
On Thu, 11 Jun 2020 13:29:51 -0400, Jerry wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Jun 2020 14:50:46 +0200, Polytropon commented:
> [[Extraneous contend truncated]]
> >> Claws-Mail allows a user to create custom folders with predefined
> >> "To:". "CC:" and "Reply-To:" fields, among others. That totally
> >> eliminates all the guess work, assuming the end-user bothered to
> >> properly configure it.
> >Nobody configures MUAs these days. In a web-driven world,
> >users tend to keep using the defaults of the provider.
> >The same applies to application MUAs where the defaults
> >aren't checked and adjusted to match real use cases.
> Well then, Poly, I must be Mr. Nobody, because I always at least look
> at, and usually actually do modify default configurations to suit my
> particular work habits.
All of us - _we_ are Mr. Nobody - an insignificant part of
email users who use the right tools in a proper way. But
that does not apply for the majority of smartphone and web
users who take everything "as is", and even if given the
chance to make the software work better for their individual
needs and habits, they just accept their fate. This has
lead to less flexible software, i. e., you cannot change
certain aspects anymore and _have_ to accept them, either
because no user ever asked for it, or because developers
never thought of users maybe wanting to do things in a
A common misconception seen in offices is that the existing
software, by poor defaults, decides how processes should be
designed and implemented, instead of leaving that important
task to real humans, and support those processes instead. I
think that is what people call "software-oriented architecture",
SOA: The humanware has to adjust to the software to pay for
renting the hardware. :-)
> To bring this whole conversation to a quick end, whenever I send a
> document to someone that absolutely, positively has to look exactly how
> I created it, I use PDF. It eliminates all the problems that you and
> others have been describing. Email, at least in my estimation, was never
> intended to be used a a means of conveying high level, complex
> mathematical formulas, etcetera.
If you want pixel-perfect, PDF is probably the best way
to go, even though it opens a new bag of problems (specific
to PDF and their distribution).
Email has its place as a means of asynchronous (!) and
versatile communication. It's not a "one size fits all",
and never was, but what is?
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