Hi! Regarding the following ideas -- from almost a decade ago ;-) -- is anyone aware of any work in that area?
On 2012-09-25T15:31:37-0400, Austin Clements <amdra...@mit.edu> wrote: > Quoth Olivier Berger on Sep 25 at 6:03 pm: >> Whenever a participant changes the subject in the middle of a thread, >> the summary reported by notmuch search will change. >> >> However, the result is that some mails tend to "disappear" from search >> results, when (bad) participants reply instead of composing a new mail, >> and change a subject (see >> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=688699 for more details >> on that problem, and a discussion). Of course, they're still there, but >> their subject being masked, one may then grep or C-s for a particular >> subject and miss them. >> >> I think it would be interesting to allow notmuch to potentially keep the >> original subject and not the most recent one for the thread summaries. >> >> What do you think ? > > I think this would be fantastic. I've proposed unconditionally > showing the earliest subject before and it seems that people who > correspond mostly with those who have good threading etiquette would > prefer this change, but those who correspond with more people who use > 'reply' like an address book prefer the current behavior. And then, especially, the following one would be very useful for me: > Another option, which I'd like to experiment with but haven't found > the time, is to show *all* distinct subjects for matched messages in a > thread (modulo "Re:", etc) in the summary buffer, probably on multiple > lines. Since most threads only have a single unique subject, they > would appear just as they do now, but it would be clear when someone > (or something, like git) changed the subject mid-thread. This > approach would be far more robust while retaining good usability, but > it would require more code than just changing our subject-picking > heuristic. I'm aware of notmuch Emacs UI 'notmuch-tree' and 'notmuch-unthreaded', but these are not quite what is desired here: too verbose, compared to the concise display variant of 'notmuch-search'. Grüße Thomas _______________________________________________ notmuch mailing list -- firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe send an email to notmuch-le...@notmuchmail.org