Category Archives: Software

Thoughts on software

Zoho Mail Authentication Type

I am a KMail user. Like every KDE software it also comes with a great many modification options. One of those settings is an email authentication type. You will hardly find any email service advertising their authentication type. I asked Zoho support what authentication type they support and I believe before I lose it, it needs to go on the web.

IMAP:- Plain

SMTP:- Plain or Login

I hope someone finds these useful.

Bug Free Open Source

Actually, “zero defects” meant that at any given time, the highest priority is to eliminate bugsbefore writing any new code.

I am blown away by The Joel Test: 12 Steps to Better Code article by Joel Spolsky.

He is correct in saying that most software that we see in wild would come around 2-3 on his 12 point scale. Open source would be completely different if it adopted the Zero Defect Methodology.