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Introducing WMBiff is an WindowMaker docking utility, that displays number of total messages count or unread mail messages count in differrent mailboxes. WMBiff was created by Gennady Belyakov in 1999, and was continued by a team of volunteers after his death. Green ( cyan? :) ) digits display total number of messages, if there are no unread messages in it. Yellow digits display number of unread messages, with blinking on new mail arrival, if any. At this moment unix-style (mbox), maildir, POP3, APOP and IMAP mailboxes are supported. WMBiff also understands Licq's history files. WMBiff supports up to 5 mailboxes (but you can start 2 or more wmbiff's with differrent configs). Pressing on a 1st (left) mouse button will execute appropriate mail reader (if defined in config file). Right-clicking will exec mail fetching program (if any). It is also possible to execute user-defined command line on new mail arrival (for example, play .WAV file). _________________________________________________________________ Compiling and Installation Extract the archive: tar -xvzf wmbiff-0.x.tar.gz Enter the wmbiff directory and follow INSTALL's directions. cd wmbiff-0.x/ ./configure For crypto support either: *) Install gnutls and libgrcypt packages from your distribution. *) Download them from http://www.gnupg.org/mirrors.html. Choose a mirror, then download from the alpha/gnutls and alpha/libgcrypt directories. *) Do nothing; the configure script will note its absence. NOTE: gnutls-0.3.5 is the version that this release was tested with. Newer versions may have incompatible changes. Make the binary: make Install the binary: make install This will copy the binary to /usr/local/bin Then you need to copy sample.wmbiffrc into your home directory as .wmbiffrc, correct it as you like. Or, you can use the ``-c'' option and specify differrent name of config file. Without any config file wmbiff will use only default mailbox (from environment variable MAIL), labeled with word SPOOL, at first position. All other positions will be empty. _________________________________________________________________ See AUTHORS to see who has contributed to WMBiff. _________________________________________________________________ Any suggestions/bug reports please send to our mailing list, email@example.com _________________________________________________________________ UPDATE [2001-06-18]: On Tuesday, 22 May 2001, Jordi Mallach sent the following email to the wmbiff-devel list: Hello, I just found evidence of what I had believed for a long time. http://www.monkey.org/openbsd/archive/ports/0101/msg00311.html Gennady Belyakov passed away right after releasing 0.2 and when he stopped answering mail :| I guess we need to update the docs. Jordi Here is the message, if that URL becomes unavailable: To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: mail/wmbiff update From: Vladimir Popov <email@example.com> Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2001 09:34:15 +0500 On Fri, Jan 26, 2001 at 01:02:59PM +0000, Christian Weisgerber wrote: > > The major issue I have with this port is that the master site/home > page is unreachable. > Well, wmbiff's author Gennady Belyakov passed away in late November 1999. That's why that url isn't any longer valid. -- Vladimir May your soul rest in peace, Gennady.