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Re: Postfix

----- Original Message -----
From: R.G. Mayhue <rgmayhue@serenesoftware.com>
To: <independence-l@independence.seul.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2000 10:12 AM
Subject: Re: Postfix

> On Sat, 19 Feb 2000, JF Martinez wrote:
> > >
> > > I program C/C++, I'm teaching myself MFC right now, so I got a pretty
> > > handle on the language.  I've looked at Qt before too, however I've
> > > really programmed linux seriously and I am some what limit in
> > > I'm 15 and been programming C/C++ since I was 12.  I've never really
been on
> > > a group project either. I don't know how much I can help but I might
as well
> > > tell you.  However if i were going to help design frontend interfaces
I'd be
> > > happy to except you would really have to pick a specific toolkit so I
> > > apply myself to it.
> > >
> >
> >
> > A configurator does not need speed so if I were you I would use
> > instead a scripting language like Python or Perl (Python best because
> > install uses it and Python is easier) but this is your choice.
> >
> True, but it is faster to write something in a language you are already
> very familiar with. I am currently learning Python, but I would still
> choose C to write a program I would feel comfortable with letting others
> use. But this probably comes from not having any GOOD scripting
> languages available natively under Windows. It is almost always better
> to write a compiled program there.
> >
> >
> > A user who ends the install with non operational X can ask for help
> > with a text-based mailer connection to the ISP so the Postfix
> > configurator does not need a text based interface (you can provide it
> > if you want but it is not a requirement).  Its real public is those
> > people who feel they could make a better job with a mail server than
> > with a mail client for instance because more than one persdon has a
> > mail account.  Those people have a working Linux and X.
> >
> > About the toolkit I recommend Gtk because it will be still available
> > whatever choice the user picks between Gnome and KDE.
> >
> Gtk sounds like a good toolkit for the job and it has many good
> programming interfaces.
> Since there is time to fiddle with it, would you like to try your hand
> at a front end for Postfix Jon?? It could be a great first Linux project
> for you

I'll be doing it in GTK+, and I'll work as fast as I can.  It could be slow
though having to get familar with GTK+ (I've used it a little bit) and how
to interface Postfix will be kinda time consuming.  I am willing to take the
job though.