When it comes to Lurch, there are two kinds of people in the world. Those who haven't heard about it and those who have already heard too much. The short version is that we're writing an email client. If you want more details, feel free to ask me.
This site is expected to be the focal point for project planning, customer feedback, and download links. At the moment there isn't much to report so the content will be minimal.
The creators of this project are myself (Robert Rapplean) and Brady Henderson. I'm doing the project planning and back end programming in C++ while Brady does the front end in VB. Although initially the project will only be available for Windows, the bulk of the code will be portable to other platforms after an initial release is completed. This project is not open source.
Have you ever watched the Adams Family? Whenever someone rings the bell, there's Lurch standing right behind them. I don't know about you, but I'm really tired of waiting twenty seconds for my email client to load up in order to check my mail. The primary goal of Lurch is to create an email client that is there at the convenience of the user instead of being slaved to some coder's inefficient execution.
When will it be ready?
Fast, good, cheap: pick two. In this case, "cheap" is a necessity and "good" is a mandate. If you really want to be kept posted when anything interesting occurs, then send a message to me at the address below and I'll be happy to add you to my mailing list.
Any unanswered questions regarding Lurch should be sent to Robert Rapplean.