xP provides an intuitive, high quality, graphical (X11) user interface to the University of Washington's PINE® Messaging System. xP has the goal to provide a very simple user interface and to keep the functionality of PINE commands.
This is a project a long time coming. It started with me trying to develop an X11 mailer called X-Dora (named for a former favorite e-mail client of mine). ;-) In any case, I got to using PINE, and it became my new favorite; although I missed the graphical interface. So I broke out the old X-dora project and started making it "PINE-like." Mind you, I haven't done great work in it lately -- damn college classes. But I digress..
My goal is to make the program resemble PINE as closely as possible while making it intuitive and friendly for the new user. This project IS NOT an attempt to replace PINE. Rather it will consist of a series of patches to append to the PINE distribution. This way, if you're at a graphical (X11) console, you can run xP, if you're at a text-only console, you can run PINE. And the beauty is -- they're the SAME program! Two programs in one mean that your mailboxes are always the same, your signatures are always the same, there is consistency in life!