Am 07.11.2010 17:07, schrieb Allin Cottrell:
Gretl doesn't implement a mail program from scratch; it just
provides a "convenience" interface to the system mailer. This is
quite common in software that deals with data that users might
want to share -- for example, gnumeric has a "Send to" feature
(along with several Microsoft programs).
Hm, for example what about IMAP mail accounts instead of SMTP, encrypted
Don't know right now about MS Office (you're not talking about the
Outlook integration I guess, that's a different story...), but I notice
that OpenOffice has email menu entries which however just open up a mail
message window (of Thunderbird, my email program) with the document
already attached. With SMTP settings etc. gretl obviously does it
differently (tries to be smarter).
> Or if you keep it, why not be able to send session files (.gretl),
> possibly among other formats?
You can also send scripts (the "letter" icon in the script editing
window); I think having this facility for scripts and data files
fair enough; since I'm arguing for the abolishment of the feature,
obviously I'm not in favor of adding it for sessions. But I must say I
don't understand the design logic behind it. All this seems quite ad hoc.
Anyway, hard to argue when the programmer itself is using it :-)