GBuffyGBuffy is a GTK+ multiple mailbox "biff" program. It is conceptually based on XBuffy by Bill Pemberton, but is a complete rewrite from scratch.
GBuffy will poll multiple mailboxes for new mail. It will list the number of new messages in each mailbox you configure. It will also highlight the mailboxes which have new mail. Pressing the left mouse button on a mailbox with new mail will display the Sender and Subject of each new message. Additionally, GBuffy will display the X-Face header for messages which have them. Pressing the middle mouse button on a mailbox will launch the configured command, generally a command to read the mailbox with your favorite mailreader. Pressing the right mouse button will bring up the configure menu.
GBuffy is currently capable of watching MBOX, MMDF, Maildir and MH Folders. This version also supports IMAP4rev1 and NNTP with XOVER mailboxes. Support for an external program for notification is planned.
The main advantages of GBuffy over XBuffy are:
Discussion/AnnouncementsA mailing list is available from Yahoo! Groups
StatusCurrent Version: 0.2.6
0.2.6 adds support for IMAPS, and fixes some imap and mh folder handling bugs.
Currently, GBuffy is ALPHA code. It is fairly stable, but may contain memory leaks, may suddenly die if you do something I haven't. Not all features are yet implemented, and it may not be the easiest to compile yet. As of version 0.2.3, GBuffy can be compiled as a GNOME Applet.
DownloadVersion 0.2.6: Source - Linux Binary - Linux GNOME Applet Binary - more...
Version 0.2.4: Source - Linux Binary - Linux GNOME Applet Binary
Version 0.2.3: Source - Linux Binary - Linux GNOME Applet Binary - Linux RPM i386 - Linux RPM src
Version 0.2.2: Source - Linux Binary - Linux RPM i386 - Linux RPM src
Original RPM specfile provided by Jonathan Michael Hawkins <spiritu @bigfoot.com>
LicenseGBuffy source code is Free/Open Source. There is a LICENSE file in the distribution that states:
Copyright (C) 1998 by Brandon Long except where noted While we retain the copyright to this code, this source code is FREE. You may use it in any way you wish, in any product you wish. You may NOT steal the copyright for this code from us. We respectfully ask that you email one of us, if possible, if you produce something significant with this code, or if you have any bug fixes to contribute. We also request that you give credit where credit is due if you include part of this code in a program of your own.