* Announcing gnus-identities
@ 2022-11-11 19:24 TRS-80
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From: TRS-80 @ 2022-11-11 19:24 UTC (permalink / raw)
To: ding; +Cc: info-gnus-english
"Identities" are not just separate email addresses, but entirely
separate persona (although still under the same user at the Emacs and OS
levels) whos data and configs you would like to keep in completely
separate folders for whatever reason:
- Maybe you want to connect from distinct IP addresses per identity,
- Sync the folders per identity to different locations, or
- Maybe you just prefer to have Gnus settings put away nicely according
to XDG Base Directory Specification, instead of having them all over
your Emacs/home directory, or
I suppose this is somewhat akin to the concept of "profiles" in browsers
like Firefox and Chromium.
This package provides a launcher to start Gnus with only one of the
identities at a time, selecting it from a list.
It also follows (by default) a folder scheme which adheres to the XDG
Base Directory Specification (unlike Gnus itself).
I actually wrote this some time ago, and have been using it ever since.
It has been working well for me (as far as I can tell).
Feel free to test, give feedback, etc. Maybe someone else finds it
useful. If anyone more knowledgeable in Gnus development notices I got
anything wrong (in particular, about locations of things), that would
also be appreciated.
 For email and news only. This is intended for switching Gnus init
files, not Emacs (for the latter, there is chemacs).
 This was my original use case. As nnimap will apparently keep a
connection alive to each server, I did not want to have all my
identities together in one instance of Gnus.
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