The NeoMutt Project
“Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks”
- What is it?
- NeoMutt is a command line mail reader (or MUA).
It's a fork of Mutt with added features.
- The NeoMutt project is hoping to kick-start development on the Mutt project.
NeoMutt has already attracted about twenty developers and enthusiasts.
- What have you achieved, so far?
- Lots of old Mutt patches have been brought up-to-date, tidied and documented.
Notably, the Sidebar patch has now been adopted by upstream Mutt.
- How can I try it out?
- NeoMutt is available to download for various distros:
I need help
Oh, sorry to hear that. If you are a GitHub user, you can raise a
Website issue or a
NeoMutt code issue.
Alternatively, you can join the NeoMutt IRC channel:
(read about some useful commands), or contact the lead
developer, Richard Russon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I want to help NeoMutt
Brilliant. There are lots of ways you can contribute to the NeoMutt project.
Whatever your skills, or time available, you can help.
- Easy Coding Tasks
These are a great way to start coding on NeoMutt.
A mentor will walk you though all the steps to making your first contribution.
Are you a fluent speaker of a language, other than English?
You could help our translation effort. It's simple to do and would benefit so many people.
When developing new features, the developers would love to benefit from your experience.
If an issue is labelled "status:discuss", then you're encouraged to offer your thoughts and opinions.
For the cost of a cup of coffee (or pint of beer :-)
you could bring happiness into the life of NeoMutt creator FlatCap.
We have a Twitter Feed @NeoMutt_Org.
We have two public mailing lists:
- NeoMutt Users' Mailing List
Discuss your favourite features, share experiences, swap config files, ask for help...
- NeoMutt Developers' Mailing List
Listen in to the developers, propose new features, offer help...
We now have a presence on IRC. To become familar with IRC
read about useful commands. Come, say hello! Please
note, that we're a small group. Therefore, answers might take some time.