Hi Christopher,

On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 20:14, Christopher Howard<chow...@indicium.us> wrote:
> Hi. My name is Christopher and I'm one of your new bugzilla reporters
> and aspiring developers. One of the small bugs I have been working on is
>  #589674. (http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=589674)

I'm not a Gimp developer but I hope I can help. I think the E-Mail
Feature needs an overall rewrite. The plugin should use xdg-email [1]
and not sendmail, see the quote from Svens mail at the end from this
mail[2]. Then the UI don't need any of the fields, that are at the
moment in the dialog. This informations can be better entered in the
E-Mail program. What is needed are options to scale and rotate the
image and perhaps to change the file format. Then it would be
important to see the file size, because a lot of mail provider have a
So my suggestion is to first port the plugin to xdg-email with an very
basic UI and then start to improve it.


[1] http://portland.freedesktop.org/xdg-utils-1.0/xdg-email.html

On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 00:22, Sven Neumann<s...@gimp.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, 2009-07-14 at 14:06 -0700, Patrick Horgan wrote:
>> > This feature requires that you have sendmail (or a compatible mail
>> > system) installed and configured on your system. As that is rather
>> > uncommon nowadays, the plug-in should probably be disabled on most
>> > distributions. It's pretty useless anyway (which is why it's called the
>> > GIMP Useless Mail Plug-In).
>> >
>> On the lighter side, did anyone consider that if it was instead named
>> the GIMP Realy Useless Mail Plug-In it would be GRUMPI?
> Well, instead of doing that, someone could port the plug-in to use
> 'xdg-email'. That would make it somewhat useful again.
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