Abhir Joshi wrote:
it is like an enhanced fetchmail (I haven't tried
I'm not sure whether it's tightly coupled with fetchmail.
I downloaded it but I don't yet have JVM). Many
would accept it if it could be converted into a standalone
Actually, to tell you frankly even I often find myself in this
situation. Sometimes I don't have a JVM, sometimes I don't have
perl. But over time I've found it worth the effort to get a CD
and install a decent JVM. That immediately opens me to so many
useful applications out there. That's also the very reason why
I bought a PC, installed GNU/Linux, ... and now installing a
Also, as pointed out by Tahir, "lot cleaner"
is something the
programmer or maintainer is concerned with, who, anyway, is
used to working with that complexity. For a user, it's
I think you're forgetting the basic principle here - Keep It
Simple, Stupid! UNIX itself is based on this funda.
cleaner if he can execute it with ./JFetch without
unnecessary virtual machine comming in between.
sh$ cat JFetch
java -jar jfetch.jar
new software is worth. Having the functionality added
fetchmail would also mean that users would just have to
upgrade their existing fetchmail and add the new options to
the existing fetchmail configuration file.
So far, this the only good reason I've seen for having the thing
written in C. Then again I'm not too sure. :)
those binaries could be distributed, and people like
don't have JVM, could start using it right away.
If there's no acceptable JVM available for your platform then I
can consider starting off a project to write one. But in this
case I guess you're simply being a bum by refusing to install
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