On Tue, 2009-12-15 at 15:09 -0500, Reid Thompson wrote: > On Wed, 2009-12-16 at 01:16 +0530, Chenthill wrote: > > > > > Approach #1, > > migrating local storage from mbox to maildir format. With maildir I > > have > > heard about two issues, > > > > * Not able to create subfolders under INBOX - > > https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=536240 . > I hadn't noticed the above, so I guess it's a non-issue for me > > What is the second issue? Sorry missed to mention it here, with maildir we would need to rename files for unread/read flag changes which can be avoided in the later approach.
> > > > Approach #2, > > Migrate from a single mbox file per folder to mbox per email. Srini > > mentioned an advantage that this would avoid the file renames that > > maildir does. I think this is much like how other remote providers > in > > evo store the email. > You still have a filename per email right? yes. > What naming convention would be used? We would be using the uid of the message . uid would be a 32 bit unsigned integer. > > > > I thought of bring this in this list to gather more opinions to > choose > > the right one. The approach #2 seems a better one as we are choosing > a > > way for storing the messages internally in evo. Are we missing to > see > > anything while we choose the second one ? > > > > One advantage which I see with #1 is that its a standard way. > Would Evo provide a mechanism to migrate/convert a mailbox/folder with > this format to a mailbox/folder with a standard format? Yes we would provide an UI option for exporting data. While going with the second approach, I would prefer exporting in maildir format. > I.E. Currently, dragging a folder in one format to an account in a > different format performs the proper migration to the new account's > folder format. > > Or would it be up to the user to do something like > > for file in `ls *mbox` > do > movemail $file maildir:///tmp/maildr > done > > if they wanted to migrate to standard format? It would be the same behavior as before with the mbox-file-per-email if we choose to do that. - Chenthill. > > > > Thanks, Chenthill. > _______________________________________________ Evolution-hackers mailing list Evolutionemail@example.com http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/evolution-hackers