Re: asmail

Albert 'Tigr' Dorofeev (
Sat, 12 Oct 2002 11:06:55 +0200 (CEST)

> Problems I see already: RightClick conflicts with Wharf (which minimises it) -
> I'm not sure if it will work well.

That was always the case. In Wharf, we cannot use the right
button on applications. In some other window managers, the
middle button is not available. That's why I handle all 3
buttons - you can bind at least 2 of them.

> Yet one idea on how to (at least partially) prevent the race conditions -
> should be easy. WaitOnExec -  Additional parameter that on launching a mailer
> from asmail when new mail arrives, blocks checking the mailboxes by asmail for
> given amount of time (like 2 mins), that should be enough to connect to the
> boxes and start downloading mail - even if downloading it takes longer than
> that, it's the mailer that wins the race and asmail waits - that's what we want.

Well, this would be a piece of guesswork, so I'd rather not
bother with it. This only happens when you access a POP
server and asmail is very fast in terminating the connection.
Even if you get an error in connection with the mail client,
if you retry immediately later, it will work. Frankly, I do
not see the point in complicating things just to avoid
a possible error with a rather low chance of occurence.

> > How do you fix the text so that it is merged with the transparent
> > image?

That is, in a shaped window the text is only visible on the
image and not on the transparent parts of the frame. Well,
I will try to figure out what to do about it.


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