rendezvous

useful things that rendezvous should be able to do:

  • detect an SMTP server and set Mail.app or whatever client you’re using to send through it
  • Detect the equivalent of a Domain Server, and add a ‘log onto local server’ option in the login screen that will pull down a profile from a server, so you get workgroup functionality merely by being on a local network with a workgroup server
  • I want iCommune back, but in a way that works.

I also really want these things to work from non-apple machines as well – I want the server at home to advertise the house music collection and SMTP server, despite the fact that it’s a linux box. But that’s harder to whinge about.

from a conversation with blech.