Re: things to do

David S. Cargo (
Thu, 5 Mar 1998 16:53:52 -0600

Date: Thu, 5 Mar 1998 16:53:52 -0600
From: (David S. Cargo)
Message-Id: <>
Subject: Re: things to do

OK. Here goes.

Corey, you work on the animation. One reason is that since you have
a Mac right at hand, you might be more able to get at Brad's files.
I would like to see both animations on the splash screen if possible.

When you finish that, presuming it's before Sunday, do a Subject
browser. The Subject browser can cheat a little by calling grep
on the input mailboxes to get the Subject lines. (In fact, you
could call grep | sort | uniq | sed to greatly reduce the amount
of data that you had to read using Tk.)

Even if you don't get to the GUI parts of this, wrapping the data
that comes back from the pipeline is straightforward.

Hint: look at open for pipes and fileevent for handling data that comes
back from the pipe. (If you need to, use DejaNews to look for related
mail messages.)

Quang, you work on the HTML previews. Again, the widget tour Text,
Tex display styles, will show you how.

Anybody else who wants to do something, let me know. I'll keep checking
my mail between now and Sunday night.