On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 9:19 PM, Jonathon Jongsma
<jonathon.jong...@collabora.co.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-12-03 at 20:35 +0530, Srinivasa Ragavan wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 3:48 AM, Jonathon Jongsma
>> <jonathon.jong...@collabora.co.uk> wrote:
>> > As some of you may know, I've been looking into moving mail down to the
>> > e-d-s level.  As a first step, I'm figuring out where to draw the line
>> > between the front end and backend.  At the moment, I'm focusing on
>> > filtering.  I think that the filtering functionality clearly belongs in
>> > the backend (we want to filter emails as they come in regardless of
>> > whether the UI is running or not).  The thing I'm trying to figure out
>> > right now is what that means for the filter-related classes within
>> > evolution (i.e. the stuff in the filter/ directory).  My first instinct
>> > was that these classes belonged in the backend since that is the part
>> > that should be doing the filtering.  However, as I looked at it more, I
>> > wasn't so sure, and I'd really appreciate insight from people who might
>> > have a longer history with this code than I do.  (FYI, while I was
>> > getting more familiar with the filter code, I wrote up some
>> > documentation that you might find helpful:
>> > http://live.gnome.org/Evolution/Filters)
>> >
>> Excellent job in documenting it. Even more great, because you kept it at lgo.
>> I'm not gonna suggest one of the below but I'm going to think aloud,
>> shut me if its crap. Why should the UI be from the frontend, the
>> Evolution ? If my mail runs in EDS, which reads filters from a xml
>> file, may be as a small capplet/lib/bin  with the backend with the UI
>> to launch the filter manager. Independent of Evolution, may be Anjal
>> directly can launch it. Or if we have account setup from Control
>> center as a capplet, then we could launch the filter/rule manager
>> independent of Evolution itself. Is that too much to ask for?
>> It could simplyfy everything? Do we have a tight need of any Evolution
>> components for Filters? I just don't remember, but even if there is,
>> we should try to have it like this IMO
>> -Srini
> Yes, it's a valid question.  Let me quote one thing from my original
> mail that wasn't emphasized very well so you may have missed it:
> "(note that when I say 'frontend', it may be the MUA
> itself, or it may be a helper client library like some future
> libedsmailui library):"
> So my thought was that maybe we would have a libedsmailui utility
> library (similar to something like libedataserverui) that would
> implement these filter editing dialogs, etc.  Then evolution and anjal
> could both use them by simply linking to this UI utility library.  Does
> that address your concerns?

Sure, it makes sense.

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