[arch-general] Mutt Compile-time Configuration

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at panix.com
Sat Aug 20 04:52:36 UTC 2016

talkingarch users who haven't got g.u.i. running may have problems with 
that sidebar due to graphical character output from that feature messing 
up their screen readers.  There could be other or additional reasons I 
know nothing about yet too.

On Fri, 19 Aug 2016, Dutch Ingraham wrote:

> Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 19:09:06
> From: Dutch Ingraham <stoa at gmx.us>
> Reply-To: General Discussion about Arch Linux <arch-general at archlinux.org>
> To: arch-general at archlinux.org
> Subject: [arch-general] Mutt Compile-time Configuration
> Hello all:
> Mutt 1.7.0 was just released.[1] One new feature is the sidebar, which
> up to now required a patched version of mutt from the AUR.  However, it is a
> compile-time option and it appears as though the Arch packager has decided
> to not enable it (my muttrc will throw an error if I try and configure
> the sidebar.)
> Can someone more familiar than myself explain why a packager would
> decide to do this?  In other words, what are the general considerations
> for including certain options at compile-time?  (In this particular
> case, the sidebar would not be turned on until configured in the muttrc,
> so compiling the option into the package would not affect those who do
> not want it.)
> Thanks for your replies.
> [1]https://marc.info/?l=mutt-users&m=147154326009383


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