[Oberon] mail reader, Web browser; was Re: Complete Spartan-6 system under $100

peter at easthope.ca peter at easthope.ca
Sun Oct 12 19:39:01 CEST 2014


From: "Douglas G. Danforth" <danforth at greenwoodfarm.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 23:57:02 -0700
> ... two applications: (1) email reader ...

The gadget based or document based interface for the mailer 
in Native Oberon works beautifully.  It can be used as well 
in NO running under an emulator.  In the Oberon subsystem 
of UnixOberon or in NO on an emulator, the mailer can send 
to exim running on the localhost.  That exim can send to 
another node using any facility needed.  There is no lack  
of security.  Similarly mail can be retrieved directly 
by POP or via the localhost which can run fetchmail. You 
might encounter a bug or two such as described in 
http://carnot.yi.org/OberonUsage.html#Mail and these little 
problems are easily solved.

In UnixAos the working directory can be on a flash storage 
card which can be plugged into any desktop or laptop and 
most other computers.  Plug the card and open the mailer.  
Your messages are there when offline. No need for IMAP or 
other complications.  Set "Maximum message size" to 1 MB 
or so to avoid bother from large messages sent in ignorance 
or maliciousness.  Periodically check the mailbox with the 
browser to read or delete those.

For email, can you imagine anything better?  I can't.  Not 
until we have direct neurological networking.

> ... and (2) web browser.

In principle, document interpretation can be as efficient 
as message handling but capabilities haven't been implemented.  
Anyone who wants to help has many projects to choose from.  
Tables, SVG and audio to name a few.  Otherwise Firefox or 

Regards,                 ... Peter E.

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