Here are the details about what's happening with the major IMAP clients. By "major" I mean IMAP clients that are multi-platform and support IMAP keywords. [*]
|Mulberry 4.0.5+||0||Cyrus Daboo|
|Opera 8.49-||$39||Opera Software|
|Opera 8.50+||0||Opera Software|
|0||University of Wash.|
(as of 2005-Aug-03)
This is all good news for IMAP users as well as software users in general. What's happening in the IMAP world is representative of what's happening in the entire software world. We are definitely living in interesting times -- these times are interesting from philosophical, technical, and business perspectives!
2006-September-24 Update: For more about the freeing of software, see Matt Asay's blog item titled Dana asks: "Can open source deliver serious numbers?" Especially interesting is this prediction, which I agree with:
Five years from now, no one will bother selling proprietary bits anymore. Why would they? The only thing that is lacking today is understanding of the business models that are driving open source success. They're out there. You just need to grok them and deploy them properly.If you are interested in free/libre open source software (FLOSS) or business, I recommend Matt's AC/OS (Matt Asay on Open Source) blog. As you can see in my Deflexion.com Portal, it's one of my daily deflexions.
[*] If you know of any other IMAP client that is multi-platform and supports IMAP keywords, please post a comment.
[**] Pine for MS Windows, aka PC-Pine, is closed source.
Hashtag: #freeing-imap [?]
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I would love to try Polymer and I've had it listed in the "Tools I'm Considering" section of my Deflexion.com sidebar for a long time. As soon as there's a version that's *easy* to set up on Mac OS X, I'll try it and if it's decent, which I bet it is, I'll add it to this list. I appreciate very much all the work you've done with IMAP, ACAP, etc., and I'm looking forward to whatever you and your new employer, Isode, produce in the world of IMAP and Internet messaging in general!
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