Re: [alot] announcing v0.2 aka. "robot santa"

Subject: Re: [alot] announcing v0.2 aka. "robot santa"

Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2011 16:12:04 -0800

To: Patrick Totzke,


From: Jameson Graef Rollins

On Sun, 11 Dec 2011 19:55:14 +0000, Patrick Totzke <> wrote:
> I have just released version 0.2 of my terminal GUI `alot`.
> You can grab a tarball here [0].

Hi, Patrick.  Congratulations on the new release.  I don't personally
use alot, but I've played around with it a bit and it seems quite nice.
It's certainly the most mature notmuch UI out there other than the emacs
interface, and it's probably the best solution for vim users, until the
vim interface matures.

It would be nice to get alot into Debian.  To that end I've started to
put together debian packaging, based on git-buildpackage, in the
"debian" branch of my alot repo:

git:// [debian]

You can build the package by running "git buildpackage -us -uc" from
within the debian branch (this will create an upstream tarball based on
the master branch if it doesn't already exist, and then build the deb).

It's mostly there, but we still need a couple of things (figure out all
of the dependencies, make a man page, file an ITP bug, etc.).  If
someone else is interested in picking this up (particularly someone
interested in actually using the program) feel free to have at it.
Otherwise I'll follow through on these things as time permits.

part-000.sig (application/pgp-signature)