I'm sitting on the first day of the Qt Developer Days in Berlin and am pretty impressed about the event so far -- the organizers have done an excellent job and everything feels very, very smooth here. Congratulations for that; I have a first-hand experience with organizing a workshop and can imagine the huge pile of work which these people have invested into making it rock. Well done I say.
It's been some time since I blogged about Trojitá, a fast and lightweight IMAP
e-mail client. A lot of work has found the way in since the last release; Trojitá now supports
almost all of the useful IMAP extensions including
CONDSTORE for blazingly fast mailbox synchronization or the
CONTEXT=SEARCH for live-updated search results to name just a few.
There've also been roughly 666 tons of bugfixes, optimizations, new features and
tweaks. Trojitá is finally showing evidence of getting ready for being usable as
a regular e-mail client, and it's exciting to see that process after 6+ years of
working on that in my spare time. People are taking part in the development
process; there has been a series of commits from Thomas Lübking of the kwin fame
dealing with tricky QWidget issues, for example -- and it's great to see many
usability glitches getting addressed.
The last nine months were rather hectic for me -- I got my Master's degree (the thesis was about Trojitá, of course), I started a new job (this time using Qt) and implemented quite some interesting stuff with Qt -- if you have always wondered how to integrate Ragel, a parser generator, with qmake, stay tuned for future posts.
Anyway, in case you are interested in using an extremely fast e-mail client implemented in pure Qt, give Trojitá a try. If you'd like to chat about it, feel free to drop me a mail or just stop me anywhere. We're always looking for contributors, so if you hit some annoying behavior, please do chime in and start hacking.