1998 3/05 Tried to make a prototype that displays MH messages in threads. 3/10 Made a msgdb mechanism by elisp. 3/26 IMAP and NNTP can be displayed in threads. 4/13 Began to assemble thread display modules as elmo. 5/01 Finished 0.1.0, initial version with many defects. 6/12 I made a slip of the tongue and said I was writing elisp mailer supporting IMAP 6/16 0.1.3 was announced at tm-ja, elisp ML. 6/22 Thanks to Kitame-san, the mailing list started at northeye.org. 7/01 Support for mm-backend (0.3.0). 8/25 multi folder added (0.5.0). 8/28 filter folder added (0.5.1). 9/10 You can open/close threads (0.6.0). 9/11 fldmgr by Murata-san made editing folders easy. 9/18 lha folders added by Okunishi-san (0.6.3). 9/24 Display of branches of threads (0.6.5). 9/28 Compression folder supporting multiple archivers by Okunishi-san. 10/28 Off-line operations (0.7.4). 12/09 Becomes beta version. 12/21 wl-expire by Murata-san. 1999 2/03 auto-refile by Tsumura-san. 4/28 wl-template by Murata-san. 5/18 Released 1.0.0 stable. 7/05 Scoring by Murata-san (2.1.0). 9/26 New plugged system by Murata-san (2.2.2). 12/20 Support Modified UTF7. 2000 3/24 Released 1.1.0 stable. 4/03 CVS development started. 5/07 Thread restoration & Its speed up with Murata-san. 6/12 Address completion with LDAP with Chiba-san & Goto-san. 7/11 killed message feature. 7/18 Use UIDL in POP3. 9/12 biff feature with Satata-san & Yamaoka-san. 10/17 expire-hide by Okada-san. 11/08 Released 2.4.0 stable. 2001 7/04 Released 2.6.0 stable. 8/21 wl-addrmgr by Kitamoto-san.
See `ChangeLog' for details.
According to a dictionary, Wanderlust has the meaning:
wanderlust n eager longing for or impulse towards travelling in distant lands [Ger, fr wandern to wander + lust desire, pleasure]
but I had no profound intention. (if farfetched, IMAP => you can read mail anywhere => desire to wander ?)
Elmo is the abbreviation of `Elisp Library for Message Orchestration'. At first I meant the red puppet in the Sesame Street, but you may associate it with Wandering => Drifting => Guidepost => St. Elmo's fire => elmo.
Each versions has code names (they are almost jokes). Currently they are picked up alphabetically from the top 40 hits of U.S. Billboard magazines in 1980s.
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