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Old 07-10-2018, 08:52 AM   #1
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Question Mailspring


I want to try some desktop mail client, Mailspring looks nice. I did not found it in Slacbuilds.org, then I downloaded the deb package from the office site and deb2tgz it to a slackware package. After I installed, a lot of error and it did not run.

So I want to ask, where to get Mailspring for slack? Thanks.
 
Old 07-10-2018, 08:58 AM   #2
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Mailspring is a proprietary program that is only shipped as a .rpm, .deb or snap package. I think the best solutions would be to convert the .rpm or .deb to a Slackware package or use snap.

However if you are not set on Mailspring maybe you can try an actually free mail client which will offer you less hurdles and may work in Slackware better. I personally use claws-mail which is available at SBo, but I'm sure other people could recommend good alternatives too.

https://slackbuilds.org/repository/1...rk/claws-mail/
 
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:13 AM   #3
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No way. It's a closed source application, so you are on your own.

PS Orbea was faster and with a less terse answer, to which I agree.
 
Old 07-10-2018, 09:36 AM   #4
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No way. It's a closed source application, so you are on your own.
I don't think that that is entirely true;

https://github.com/Foundry376/Mailspring#contributing

.. and there is a source archive available to download if anyone is willing to make a SlackBuild for the OP.
 
Old 07-10-2018, 09:40 AM   #5
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Yes, I missed that the UI is free, but the engine is proprietary and may become free in the future? When I visited their site to find more information they listed their license as proprietary and I didn't look much farther.

Personally, the fact that the UI is written in JavaScript with Electron and React would be enough to look elsewhere. I also suspect the source archive doesn't contain all the required components to build it from source.

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Old 07-10-2018, 09:41 AM   #6
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the fact that the UI is written in JavaScript with Electron and React would be enough to look elsewhere.
Absolutely agree.
 
Old 07-10-2018, 09:47 AM   #7
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Okay, I think I have to try claws-mail and see what about it. I just don't like the thunderbird's UI, looks not so good.
 
Old 07-10-2018, 10:22 AM   #8
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I'm using KMail from KDE 4 and it works well enough for me. Mutt is also good if you're feeling like something with a text UI.
 
Old 07-10-2018, 02:02 PM   #9
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I just don't like the thunderbird's UI, looks not so good.
I felt the same way. I did have better luck using a css file to alter the appearance of T-bird. You can control font, padding between lines, height, etc. But if you just don't like the whole layout, these small cosmetic fixes probably won't be enough.
 
Old 07-10-2018, 02:56 PM   #10
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I may be the only one on the planet left who uses Seamonkey Mail. T-Bird was good for a while, but they just kept dumbing down the interface more and more. Seamonkey Mail follows the Principle of Least Astonishment much, much better.

Also, I have to say, there are several apps out there for which a FOSS equivalent isn't quite there yet. A mail client is not one of them. There are many, many FOSS mail clients out there. I'm sure at least one will be to OP's liking.

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