I started to code something base on your idea of a notmuch daemon. You can find it on: git://gitorious.org/notsomuch/notmuch.git On the server branch.
The idea is to use unix named sockets to intercomunicate between the daemon and the client. And threads on the server to handle every request. The implementation is no great, it's a fast hack. It can only handle one request per connection and breaks some times on concurrent request. But I hope helps to see the idea. I implemented both, daemon and client in the same binary. So you can still run as before: $ notmuch search inbox If the daemon is already running (so the socket is in MAILDIR_PATH/.notmuch/socket) it will connect to it and ask for the search. If is not running will fork creating it and send it the search. Up to now the comunication between daemon and client is with the same syntax of notmuch. But I think will be a nice idea to use JSON (or some other computer-friendly syntax) and convert it to human readable on the client. What do you think about that approach? Will it fit on what you imagined or is it to far? I'm not sure if that is adding to much complexity to notmuch or is a good idea. -- Rub?n Poll?n | jabber:meskio at jabber.org -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Nos vamos a Croatan. -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: application/pgp-signature Size: 198 bytes Desc: Digital signature URL: <http://notmuchmail.org/pipermail/notmuch/attachments/20100220/3f2ce28c/attachment.pgp>