On Wed, 2007-02-07 at 21:40 +0100, Gilles Dartiguelongue wrote: > It'd be nice to see the work for IDLE make it to mainline too.
I would like to warn that the work for IDLE pulls nearly each and every change to the IMAP code with it, as a dependency. The IDLE work requires changes to dealing with expunges, changes to the camelstream type (it needs non-blocked reading, and with the current design of Camel there's also no other way to read the IDLE responses correctly), changes to the imap-command type and really significant changes to the locking of the IMAP provider's connection. It also enjoys the condstore support, a lot. As well as that it enjoys the rewrite of the imap_update_summary implementation. That's mostly because the index of each summary item must be exactly correct with the sequence on the IMAP mailbox. Imagine that not being in sync and a push happening on that sequence. A push like an expunge or a flags-update: the wrong message would be changed locally. That would be like a bug that the user experiences as "data loss". So it really really has to be absolutely correct. This is also why extra checking has been put in place in both imap_summary_update, imap_rescan and the new imap_rescan_condstore implementation: it *HAS* to be correct As a developer myself, I'm totally pro pushing the changes to Evolu- tion's Mailer component. You would indeed have instant changes and even eventually incrementally filling up the folder-view while you are downloading the folder(this is possible, yes. Like Polymer .. yes). But .... from a stability point of view, it *would* most likely destabilize the "product" ... "Evolution" at this moment. And that is must likely not interesting for Novell. Am I wrong or right about this feeling of mine ? :-) I would, however, aid the person that gets my work into a R&D branch of Evolution or whatever. Evolution, however, isn't *my* focus project. And this would consume my entire own focus. I will help the person who makes it his project. That's what these notes are about. _______________________________________________ Evolution-hackers mailing list Evolutionemail@example.com http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/evolution-hackers