a couchapp to read email based on the UI from mozilla raindrop
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CouchMail CouchApp

Disclaimer: This is currently very experimental. I'm using it as a mailing list archive search engine. Some background:

Once upon a time there was a wonderful group of folks at Mozilla who designed a product called Raindrop. Sadly Raindrop never caught on, but their design and code are available under the Mozilla Public License.

In general the idea behind this project is to make a web based messaging client that is really easy to hack on. To seed that idea I have started to revive the design vision behind Raindrop and implement it using Node.js, CouchDB and lots of client side javascript :) I also hope to implement a somewhat generic UI for ActivityStreams JSON v1.0.

Additionally, this is a small data project, which means it's priorities are open data, open source and giving users ownership of the content that they create.

Hacking on it/beta testing

CouchMail is a couchapp! You will first need some JSON formatted emails in your couch for this app to make any sense. You can find some example data here.

To install CouchMail in your Couch:

# clone this repo
git clone git://github.com/maxogden/couchmail.git
cd couchmail
npm install -g couchapp
couchapp push app.js http://localhost:5984/somedatabase

Now you can open CouchMail by visiting http://localhost:5984/somedatabase/_design/couchmail/index.html


This software is licensed under the Mozilla Tri-License:

Version: MPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1

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  Max Ogden <max@maxogden.com>
  Mozilla Raindrop Contributors

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