[OS X Emacs] Aquamacs + BBDB or EDB

Jose Figueroa-O'Farrill jose.figueroa at ipmu.jp
Sat Aug 8 02:17:10 EDT 2009

Jose> By the way, it's sad that VM and BBDB are in the hands of people
Jose> who use XEmacs and who seem totally uninterested in whether these
Jose> packages even build to be used with other variants of emacs.

Skip> It's not the fault of people who maintain packages like BBDB or
Skip> VM that the core XEmacs and GNU Emacs camps haven't been able to
Skip> come to some sort of agreement about merging the two versions or
Skip> even to agree on common APIs for some major facilities.  This
Skip> has been going on for at least a decade.  If someone chooses not
Skip> to maintain their package on both I don't think I can blame
Skip> them.  It's a bit of a PITA just to try and use both dialects
Skip> let alone try to maintain packages across them.

I've been using VM since I was a grad student in the late 80s, before
the great Lucid Emacs/GNU Emacs split of the early 90s.  Other
packages remained neutral and VM might have as well.  It's just sad
that it didn't because it is my favourite mail client but it is
becoming increasingly annoying to use.  BBDB is a different story, of
course, because that was Jamie "Lucid" Zawinski's baby, so in XEmacs
ab initio.

Anyway, I'm running both (although not in their latest versions) in
Aquamacs 1.8 and will continue to do so until it breaks or something
better comes along.

Cheers, José

Professor José Miguel Figueroa-O'Farrill 
Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe
University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
Phone: +81-4-7136-4958 and Skype: josemiguelfigueroa
Web: http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/~jmf
Blog: http://empg.maths.ed.ac.uk/blog

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