The plugin will soon be moving to a new host, but in the mean time, you can find a beta version of the missing attachment scanner plugin for Mountain Lion here. Please enjoy, and stay tuned for some exciting new improvements!
Thank you everyone for your patience while I prepared a Lion-compatible version of the missing attachment scanner plugin. You can download a beta version that is compatible with Lion through (10.7) here. Stay tuned for more updates.
Update 2012-02-02: Added support for 10.7.3.
John Gruber recently discussed some recently re-learned lessons about immediate feedback in text chats. It seems that Google Wave repeats a mistake made by iChat 1.0 wherein text appears immediately on the remote end as the user types it (anyone remember talk(1) ?). As it turns out, many people don’t like people to see their messages as they are composing them. It’s like letting everyone see your thoughts as you refine them. But then Gruber observes:
I never mind instant updating when I use SubEthaEdit to collaboratively edit a text file, but I can’t think of a good reason Google Wave uses it other than the demo factor.
But this makes perfect sense — we use chat tools and collaborative editors for entirely different purposes. In chat, the goal is communication, to clearly express one idea to another person. With SubEthaEdit, the goal is not communication but to collaboratively create something. In this case, the thought process is important to the user’s task — it’s the very point of collaboration. When we work together on an artifact (whether it’s a report or code or something entirely different), we benefit from our own half-baked ideas and seeing the half-baked ideas of our partner. It’s expected from the context. But in chat, we feel the need to present our own refined ideas, even if informally.
Just a quick note to let you know that a version of the Attachment Scanner Plugin for Snow Leopard is under development. I hope to be able to release a beta version in the next week or so. Stay tuned to this space for more details. […]
In the course of writing my email un-attachment plugin for Mail.app (and subsequently updating it for Leopard), I found that Apple has a capable, but entirely undocumented, plugin API. I’m providing this update to my previous tutorial in the hopes that it may be useful to anyone else considering implementing a plugin for Apple Mail. […]