On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 3:53 PM, Adam Tauno Williams <awill...@opengroupware.us> wrote: > On Mon, 2011-03-14 at 10:09 +0530, Chenthill Palanisamy wrote: >> On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 6:54 PM, Matthew Barnes <mbar...@redhat.com> wrote: >> > Okay, this might be a long shot but I'm gonna throw it out there anyway: >> > would it make sense to look at using Xapian to index a directory of raw >> > vCards? >> Am not sure if its worth doing this for adress-book. Am just making an >> assumption that the >> address-book content may not be as huge as mail data. The only address-book >> data >> that would be large enough would be GAL (exchange) and >> SystemAdressBook (groupwise). > > This is a self-fulfilling prophecy; I and others have tried to have > large address books... which doesn't work... so address books remain > "small". I agree, the *only* should be removed from the third sentence of mine, there could be other address-books. While thinking of Xapian for address-book, am not still convinced.
One could search on various fields such as sender, subject, recipients, full-text search etc. in mailer often and xapian is said to work much better. Although I have not got any profiling information as such, but its just from hearing from multiple people. But for address-books, the most often used searches would be based on name and email. Even if the address-book has 21k or more data, a db with good indexing should perform better. The information stored will be small when compared to mail content.. Well these are just my observations, are there any other cases am missing ? > > I have a CardDAV/GroupDAV collection of ~21,000 contacts I'd love to > have access to via Evolutions WebDAV address book. But anything more > than a thousand or so gets to be unbearably slow. AFAIR, there are some UI issues involved here which should be dealt with separately. - Chenthill. > > _______________________________________________ > evolution-hackers mailing list > email@example.com > To change your list options or unsubscribe, visit ... > http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/evolution-hackers > _______________________________________________ evolution-hackers mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org To change your list options or unsubscribe, visit ... http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/evolution-hackers