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SubjectRe: 2.1.123 and fbcon.c
On Thu, 1 Oct 1998, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:

> Linus deserves a customized mail client. Someone in the local area
> ought to consider hacking the software Linus already uses. The SVLUG
> would be perfect for it, with plenty of people that could discuss
> the issue face-to-face. For example, function keys could be useful:
>
> F1 applied
> F2 corrupt
> F3 obsolete
> F4 wait for 2.3.xx
> F5 send to person listed in MAINTAINERS file
> F6 remove me from the Cc: list
> F7 maybe later, no time right now
>
> Many functions could send a short response (prompt Linus for one line?)
> and perform a mailbox action at the same time. Linus can save a few
> keystrokes if he can respond to the sender and store or forward at the
> same time.

I agree, Linus uses Pine, and if someone could modify Pine to
say, when the 'F7' key is hit to auto-reply to a message w/ 'Too busy'
where the reply would then go to JitterBug and the developer, JitterBug
would update the status of the patch, and the developer would get a
response directly from Linus sooner. The 'F7' could also move the patch
to a specific folder for Linus and bring up the next message, if that is
what he wants.

Stephen


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