[sup-talk] sup-server

Rich Lane rlane at club.cc.cmu.edu
Tue Dec 8 21:33:29 EST 2009


Excerpts from Andrei Thorp's message of Tue Dec 08 17:12:05 -0500 2009:
> This really seems like it's in direct competition with the Wave
> system... but Wave has a lot more support. And yes, Wave doesn't have
> e-mail federation at the moment, but I think they plan to do that in
> the future. So yes, I like the idea of a Sup server, I like being able
> to access my (sup) mail from multiple computers, I like the idea of
> having multiple UIs to the Sup Service... but I think that in the long
> run, I'd feel just as good about a couple good open source UIs to
> Google's Wave instead.

I actually didn't think about this as being competition to Wave. The
current implementation is much more narrowly scoped, but the grand
generic document store vision does bear a resemblance. I don't know how
far down that road the project will go. I don't want to lose mail client
functionality for the sake of being as generic as Wave (I haven't seen
any information on the subject, but I assume the translation to/from
email is lossy).


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