also sprach Scott Robinson <sc...@quadhome.com> [2010.01.12.1644 +1300]: > Then the whole structure is controlled via git. > Conflict-resolution and sync comes for free.
I've just had a good think about this, also because the idea of abandoning IMAP and using Git has been around for a while and I have not really wrapped my head around it. If the MDA delivers to Git, then potentially, you might get into a situation where you cannot write your own changes back to the repo. This is also a DoS scenario: I'll just keep sending you e-mail, and if I manage to pass your mail filters, I'll basically commit to your mail repository at regular intervals. Say those are 5 seconds. In order for you to write updates to the repo, e.g. to update tags, then you would need to pull, rebase, and push all within 5 seconds, for otherwise you'd try to push non-fast-forwards. This a bit unrealistic, surely, but there's a real annoyance in it: you'd have to pull/rebase/push until a push succeeds — until you found a time window between pull and push during which the MDA didn't write to the repo. This might take a long time. If this happens in the background by Cron, it's not a real concern, but if this becomes a UI issue, I wouldn't know how to handle it. -- martin | http://madduck.net/ | http://two.sentenc.es/ don't hate yourself in the morning -- sleep till noon. spamtraps: madduck.bo...@madduck.net
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