[sylpheed:36208] Re: Always Start in Offline Mode?

Ricardo Mones mones at debian.org
Tue Oct 28 00:43:14 JST 2014

On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 03:10:25PM +0100, Javier wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:22:23 +0100
> Ricardo Mones <mones at debian.org> wrote:
> > You're misinterpreting what being online means for Sylpheed, a mail program,
> > with what it means for network connection manager software.
> > 
> > For Sylpheed it just means it will try (online) or will not try (offline)
> > to make a connection. Nothing else.
> Hi,
> There isn't any misinterpretation by Carlos because, indeed, that's
> the point of the feature requested by him (and, why not, by me):
> avoid any connection attempt.

He's just talking about being online/offline and the associated button in
Sylpheed, in the mail¹ I answered (the part above my response you didn't
quote, BTW), not about the feature request of starting in offline mode.

I agree that feature is useful (Claws Mail² has it since ages) but not
with the implicit interpretation of Carlos that Sylpheed must check
your connectivity to determine if you're online or offline, and therefore
the button is "inaccurate and misleading" (sic), because the fact is that
button is not related with your network status in any way. It's just
telling if Sylpheed is going to make use of the network or not.


¹ http://www.sraoss.jp/pipermail/sylpheed/2014-October/006159.html
² http://linux.die.net/man/1/claws-mail (see --offline option)
  Ricardo Mones 
  The three principal virtues of a programmer are Laziness, 
  Impatience, and Hubris.                                    man perl

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