Ar an séiú lá de mí Eanair, scríobh Kevin Oberman:
Maybe because they are stable enough that they just work. (I use
myself, in conjunction with exmh.)
I wasn’t suggesting the contrary--I hadn’t used either, and hadn’t seen any
hard sells for them. Now you mention it, though, the MH-E Info documentation
“First, enter `M-x load-library <RET> mh-e <RET>’. (1) The message,
`Loading mh-e...done’, should be displayed in the minibuffer. If you
get `Cannot open load file: mh-e’, then your Emacs is very badly
configured, or mh-e is missing. You may wish to have your system
administrator install a new Emacs or at least the latest mh-e files.
Having loaded mh-e successfully, enter `M-x mh-version <RET>’. The
version of mh-e should be displayed. Hopefully it says that you’re
running Version 5.0.2 which is the latest version as of this printing.
If instead Emacs beeps and says `[No match]’, then you’re running an
old version of mh-e.”
I do M-x load-library RET mh-e RET , it succeeds, and I try M-x mh-version
Unable to find the `mhparam' command
That was under "21.4 (patch 13) \"Rational FORTRAN\" XEmacs Lucid",
Redhat’s default set of packages.
Under "21.5 (beta18) \"chestnut\" (+CVS-20041130) XEmacs Lucid", with
recent Sumo tarball, I click Options -> Internet -> Compose Mail With -> MH
, and then type C-x m . I get, again,
Unable to find the `mhparam’ command
For Mew, with the same copy of 21.5, I look at the docs, under “Let’s get
started” and see:
[...] 3. `M-x mew-send' :: Enter Draft mode for message composing.
I type that, and I get a gorgeous picture of two kittens, some introductory
Must set `mew-mail-domain-list'”
just below the kittens. Nothing I type in this buffer brings me any
Neither of these is Apple-computer levels of “just working” and while I
could solve either issue with some more reading, I believe we would be
seeing reports if people were using the packages.
“Ah come on now Ted, a Volkswagen with a mind of its own, driving all over
the place and going mad, if that’s not scary I don’t know what is.”