[sylpheed:35771] Re: Sylpheed

Craig freecycle01 at pisquared.net
Wed Sep 4 12:28:19 JST 2013

On Tue, 3 Sep 2013 18:42:26 -0700 "cgw993 at aol.com" <cgw993 at aol.com> wrote:

> I have noticed that Sylpheed's search is about a billion times faster
> and more reliable than Outlook 2010. Just wanted to say job well done
> to the developers.

That would be Hiroyuki Yamamoto <hiro-y at kcn.ne.jp> and colleagues (there
is quite a list of contributors, but Hiroyuki is the head man).

> How difficult would it be or is it, to make a minor change to the
> programming for a typical free software package like Sylpheed? I am
> hoping to find a general outline as to what major steps are involved.
> For example as I understand it
> Sylpheed is written in some computer language, I would guess C
> How do you open the code, view the code to make a change?

Download the source code from the "Source code (stable version)" section
of http://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/download.html.

Once you unpack the tar file, you will see many files and several
subdirectories. The README file for 3.3.0 has an Installation section
starting at line 126 that tells how to compile and install it. Once you
can compile and install a running version of Sylpheed, you can then think
about modifying it.

It is indeed written in C. I cannot tell you more since I know very
little C.


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