I have no objection to perl itself - but I don't love pulling in a bunch of package deps for a single script which handles mailtos.
When I was looking at the xfce pkg deps and I noticed that exo pulls in perl I went looking for why and came up with the exo-compose-mail-1 script causing it all.
Since many modern linux distros use python for system tools (fedora, ubuntu, debian, centos, rhel, etc, etc, etc) I rewrote the script in python.
I've only tested it with claws-mail and a little bit with thunderbird but if there is a test suite that can be run against it I'd be happy to try that out.
the script is here
If the exo maintainers would like to use it (or any parts of it) to replace the perl script I am happy to contribute it.
If not or if you have other plans for the exo-compose-mail-1 script, then that's fine too. :)
I was just trying to minimize dependencies on my system. :)
Please fix that, it is completely unreasonable to depend on both perl and python!
I +1 the removal of the perl version of exo-compose-mail-1, by replacing it with python or whatever other solutions.
please dont replace it by something in another scripting language :) that only shifts the dependencies problem to packagers... oh and i dont see a dependency of xfce on python, except maybe some obscure unmaintained bindings.
The python reimplemenation only uses lib from standard python (btw, the script needs to be ported to python3 if we want to use it)
The perl version needs perl + uri module.
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