2b25 Feedback -- hp-ux 10.20

From: Tom von Alten <tom_vonalten_at_boi.hp.com_at_hypermail-project.org>
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 11:00:27 -0600
Message-ID: <001f01bf0e89$f57cabc0$c9d1020f_at_alien-nt.boi.hp.com>

Thanks for everyone's hard work going in to this.

Here is some feedback from setting this up on our hp-ux 10.20 system.

  1. Compiling won't go without a flag to use "extended ANSI mode." I figured this out a lot of revs ago and know what to do, but maybe "configure" could do this? The manual change I'm making to Makefile is to add '-Ae' to the list of CFLAGS.
  2. I get 4 compiler warnings like: Redeclaration of "xyz" with a different storage class specifier: "xyz" will have internal linkage.

In particular:
"date.c", line 295: "my_mktime"
"threadprint.c", line 128: "format_thread_info"
"threadprint.c", line 173: "print_replies"
"y.tab.c", line 997: "gd_parse"

3) As previously reported to the list, "make" ends with a long list of "pxdb internal warnings," e.g.
  pxdb internal warning: cu[20]: SLT_SRCFILE[27] out of synch and finally,
  pxdb: internal error. File won't be debuggable (still a valid executable)

As before, I'm assuming #3 is an idiosyncracy of the HP system, but I toss it out in case it rings a bell for anyone and you can give me a hint whether/how to address it. The compiled code *does* run, see item 5.

4) I know updating the README file isn't on anyone's priority list, but if we're ready to go back to this being 'beta', perhaps the preamble should be cleaned up? I did a quick edit, and a diff from the existing README is attached. I added HP-UX 10.20 to the list of "supported" (i.e. worked for someone) platforms.

5) All systems go on an initial test with a couple of MUAs (mailx, and Outlook98)! I did notice one quirk, however: as desired from my .hmrc settings, GIFs are in-lined, and HTML attachments are not. JPEGs weren't however, until I identified them as "image/pjpeg" which is what Outlook98 calls them. Is this the "official" (?) MIME type for JPEGs, or creative writing in Microsoft's mailer?

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