2018-06-01 15:18:24 UTC
As you may know, the source code for our dearly beloved Qualcomm
Eudora eMail client was released under an open-source licence just a
week ago! As a big Eudora fan, I have taken the project under my
wing. I am looking for programmers to help out with resuming
development; accordingly, I have begun a project under the name Hermes
Globally replace string "Qualcomm Eudora" with "Hermes Messenger"
Update rich-text rendering engine; if possible, scrap and replace
with (modified?) Gecko or WebKit
Improve Unicode handling
Replace defunct Qualcomm Web search with Google or Yandex
An installer compatible with Windows Vista and better
out-of-the-box (NSIS might turn the trick?)
Cross-platform rebuild (C#/Avalonia perhaps?)
Figure out a replacement for RogueWave Stingray (MUST DO!)
Internationalisation and localisation
Do something with those god damn certificates!
Stingray (a MAJOR dependency) is not yet included in the source tree,
but discussions aimed at obtaining it(either as source or binary) are
under way. It WILL be included in the near future, but "writing around
it" (i.e. coding a replacement) IS A PRIORITY. The code is 20 years
old, legally encumbered, and will not compile on a modern system.
Applicants absolutely must be proficient in C++ and should understand
how to use the Hg source-management system. The latter is not a strict
requirement (instruction in Hg use will be given if needed) but
foreknowledge would be greatly appreciated. A basic understanding of
SQL is desirable as well.