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===============================================================================
 Mail Notification overview
===============================================================================

Index

	0. About this document
	1. About Mail Notification
	2. Dependencies
	3. Installation instructions
	4. Issues in third-party software affecting Mail Notification

0. About this document

	$Id: README,v 1.45 2008-03-19 23:22:09 jylefort Exp $

	Copyright (C) 2003-2008 Jean-Yves Lefort.

	Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
	document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License
	(GFDL), Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free
	Software Foundation with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover
	Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. You can find a copy of the
	GFDL at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl.html or in the file
	COPYING-DOCS distributed with this manual.

1. About Mail Notification

	Mail Notification is a status icon (aka tray icon) that
	informs you if you have new mail.

	It works with system trays implementing the freedesktop.org
	System Tray Specification, such as the GNOME Panel
	Notification Area, the Xfce Notification Area and the KDE
	System Tray.

	Mail Notification features include:

		* multiple mailbox support
		* Evolution, Gmail, IMAP, Maildir, mbox, MH, Mozilla
		  products (Mozilla, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird, ...),
		  POP3, Sylpheed, Windows Live Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail
		  support
		* SASL authentication support
		* APOP authentication support
		* SSL/TLS support
		* automatic detection of mailbox format
		* immediate notification (the status icon is updated
		  immediately or within seconds after a mailbox
		  changes)
		* message popups
		* HIG 2.0 compliance

2. Dependencies

	Mandatory:

		* GNOME (version 2.14.0 or superior)
		  http://www.gnome.org/

		* libnotify (version 0.4.1 or superior)
		  http://www.galago-project.org/

	Optional:

		* for IMAP, Maildir, mbox, MH, Mozilla, POP3,
		  Sylpheed, Windows Live Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail
		  support:

		  GMime (version 2.2.7 or superior)
		  http://spruce.sourceforge.net/gmime/

		* for Windows Live Hotmail support:

		  GetLive
		  http://sourceforge.net/projects/getlive/

		* for Yahoo! Mail support:

		  FetchYahoo
		  http://fetchyahoo.twizzler.org/

		* for SSL/TLS support:

		  OpenSSL (version 0.9.6 or superior)
		  http://www.openssl.org/

		* for SASL authentication support:

		  Cyrus SASL (version 2.0 or superior)
		  http://asg.web.cmu.edu/sasl/sasl-library.html

		* for Evolution support:

		  Evolution (version 2.12 or superior)
		  http://www.gnome.org/projects/evolution/

3. Installation instructions

	To configure, build and install Mail Notification, use the
	following commands:

		./jb configure
		./jb build
		sudo ./jb install

	Note that a number of settings can be passed to the configure
	stage, for instance:

		./jb configure prefix=/opt cflags=-O3 pop3=no

	For details, use:

		./jb help

	For more informations about JB (the Jean-Yves Lefort's Build
	System), read jbsrc/lib/README.

	Note to Sylpheed users: if you want more responsive
	notifications, apply the patch data/sylpheed-locking.diff to
	Sylpheed and recompile it.

4. Issues in third-party software affecting Mail Notification

	* Thread-safety bugs in libgnomeui may cause Mail Notification
	  (and other multi-threaded GNOME applications) to crash or
	  hang.

	  http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=152023
	  fixed:
		- FreeBSD port x11-toolkits/libgnomeui >= 2.10.0_1
		- libgnomeui CVS >= 20060102
		- libgnomeui >= 2.13.2

	  http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=312180
	  fixed:
		- FreeBSD port x11-toolkits/libgnomeui >= 2.10.1_1
		- libgnomeui CVS >= 20060208
		- libgnomeui >= 2.15.90

	* An infinite loop in GnomeVFS may affect mailboxes which use
	  HTTP authentication (for instance, Gmail mailboxes).

	  http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=310596
	  fixed:
		- GnomeVFS CVS >= 20050724
		- GnomeVFS >= 2.11.90

	* If GnomeVFS was built with GnuTLS support, a GnomeVFS bug
	  may cause Mail Notification to crash when accessing a
	  mailbox over SSL (for instance, a Gmail mailbox) with
	  GnomeVFS. The crash is accompanied by an error message
	  similar to the following:

		mail-notification: ath.c:181: _gcry_ath_mutex_lock: Assertion `*lock == ((ath_mutex_t) 0)' failed.
		Xlib: unexpected async reply (sequence 0x2cc0)!

	  http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=172813
	  fixed:
		- GnomeVFS CVS >= 20050411
		- GnomeVFS >= 2.11.1

	* An infinite loop in GnomeVFS may affect mailboxes which use
	  the GnomeVFS bzip2 method.

	  http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=322652
	  fixed:
		- FreeBSD port devel/gnomevfs2 >= 2.12.1.1_4
		- GnomeVFS CVS >= 20051201
		- GnomeVFS >= 2.13.2

	* A bug in GnomeVFS may prevent successful authentication if
	  an username or password contains special characters such as
	  '@'.

	  http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=89106
	  fixed:
		- GnomeVFS CVS >= 20050716
		- GnomeVFS >= 2.11.90

	* A bug in GnomeVFS may occasionally cause mbox, MH, Maildir
	  and Sylpheed mailbox changes to stay undetected.

	  http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=341585
	  fixed:
		- FreeBSD port devel/gnomevfs2 >= 2.14.1_2
		- GnomeVFS >= 2.15.90

	* A bug in GnomeVFS causes intermittent Gmail errors when the
	  delay between mail checks is set to a small value.

	  http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=455972

	* Bugs in GnomeVFS may cause various problems with mailboxes
	  accessed through ssh/sftp.

	  http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=500307
	  http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=500533
	  http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=500538