On Mon, 01 May 2017 12:24:09 +0000, AnthonyL wrote:
> On Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:38:11 GMT, Dor <foruse...@optimum.net
>> On Mon, 01 May 2017 01:09:55 +0200, Ray_Net wrote:
>>> If he had a full time development team, Pegasus will stop to be free.
>> So? I contributed by purchasing a manual. Have you? Not everything is
>> free; not everything should be free; not everything must be free.
> David Harris insists on it being free, insists on being sole developer
> and insists on rigidly sticking to RFCs which hinder useability.
Yet he asks for "contributions" and includes a mechanism within the
program itself for making contributions. There was also an attempt to
create a "club" of yearly contributors. These are voluntary payments so
Pegasus can be advertised as free. However, it is misleading to claim
that DH insists on it being free without mentioning the above 2 points.
> He has unfortunately underestimated the amount of effort required to
> totally rewrite a feature rich product and with a world of mobile phone
> apps and interconnectivity I fear he's going to be so far behind by the
> time he does (if he ever does) finish that the result will be a
> disappointment, though I hope I'm wrong.
A new version of Pegasus won't be for new users. It will be for long term
Pegasus users who are accustomed to the way Pegasus works and prefer it to
the way any other email client works. Subtle differences in layout,
sorting, keystroke combinations and functionality are important to
people. Some users (like myself) who have moved on will also try out a
new version just to see what it's like. As you suggested, new users do
email on their phones; some (perhaps most) on web interfaces.
> I've used Pegasus for 25+ years, going back to Novell networking days
> and it is still my main, but not only, email client. Reliable IMAP is
> becoming more important for me and that leads to Thunderbird and apps on
So even some experienced long term users may not go back to Pegasus.
Which brings me back to my original point: it is a shame that a program
as good as Pegasus wasn't kept current.