[PLUG] Pine

Paul Heinlein heinlein at madboa.com
Wed Jan 27 06:45:51 PST 2010

On Tue, 26 Jan 2010, Jeme A Brelin wrote:

> On Mon, 25 Jan 2010, Paul Heinlein wrote:
>> Also -- are you still running Pine or have you switched to Alpine? 
>> The latter is the currently supported version -- and it has UTF-8 
>> support so you can read your spam in the original Russian! :-)
> I just installed Alpine and it seems quite slow.  That is, it 
> sometimes decides it's just going to sit and wait while I press 
> commands.  Also, it takes about ten times longer to run my initial 
> keystroke list.

I haven't seen symptoms like that. Have you tried running alpine under 
strace to see where the delays are occurring?

Also, I highly recommend Eduard Chappa's fillpara patch:


(where $VER probably equals 2.00, but I don't know if you're running a 
different release). The Ctrl-J paragraph reformats are much smarter.

Paul Heinlein <> heinlein at madboa.com <> http://www.madboa.com/

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