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Email client

Spruce is an X11 mail client written with the Gtk+ widget set. It is geared towards being extremely small and fast, supporting all the common features that users want or need without sacrificing usability or functionality.


User FAQ available in HTML format from http://spruce.sourceforge.net/faq.php3; User manual available in HTML format from http://spruce.sourceforge.net/docs/


version 0.7.7 (developmental)
released on 23 February 2002

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License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey10 April 2002

Leaders and contributors

Jeffrey Stedfast Maintainer
John Fleck Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://souceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=3355
Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webviewhttp://souceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=3355
DeveloperMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/spruce-devel
SupportMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/spruce-list

Software prerequisites

Required to useGNU gettext version 0.10.35 or above
Required to useGlib version 1.2.7 or above
Required to useGtk+ version 1.2.6 or above (must be compiled with thread support)
Required to uselibpthread
Weak prerequisiteMetamail version 2.7 or above

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 14 January 2017.


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