Seems plain-text e-mails are just too hard to work
“It is a fairly specific workflow that is a challenge for some
newer developers to engage with. As an example, my partner
submitted a patch to OpenBSD a few weeks ago, and he had to set up
an entirely new mail client which didn’t mangle his email message
to HTML-ise or do other things to it, so he could even make that
one patch. That’s a barrier to entry that’s pretty high for
somebody who may want to be a first-time contributor.”
It turned out, though, that this time Outlook was not guilty. “I
think it was actually Gmail that was a barrier. And he also
couldn’t do it from Apple Mail. It is just that the modern mail
client has intentionally moved towards HTML,” ...
Checking "Plain text" when composing an email in Gmail is not hard.
Though you have to know where to find it (bottom right corner, three
dots menu next to trash can - at time of writing, of course)...
Dept. of Computer Science
University of Waikato, NZ
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