Re: [Evolution-hackers] mail migration

2012-12-16 Thread Sasa Ostrouska
On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 12:45 AM, Sasa Ostrouska wrote:
 On Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 10:56 PM, Sasa Ostrouska wrote:
 On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 1:38 AM, Sasa Ostrouska wrote:
 On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 12:38 AM, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
 On Fri, 2012-12-14 at 23:29 +0100, Sasa Ostrouska wrote:
 On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 9:10 PM, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
  On Fri, 2012-12-14 at 04:54 +0100, Sasa Ostrouska wrote:
  Hi I know this is not direclty related to hacking on evolution, but I
  would like to ask one advice.
  I have about 5Gb of e-mails on my laptop which I use for work, and it
  is still on evolution 2.26.3.
  I would like to migrate now this stuff to evolution 3.6.x
  What is the best way to do that ?
  Simply upgrading evolution seems not to work, as it starts the wizard
  as if .evolution dir doesnt exist.
  If all you want to do is mail then it seems like it wouldn't be a bad
  idea to make an 'external' local account (maildir or mbox [not certain
  what is available in 2.26]) and then just copy all your mail.  Upgrade.
  'Reconnect' the new evolution to that account.
 Ok how can I do that external account ? You mean use something else
 like Thunderbird ?

 No, I mean you can make an account in Evolution that stores mail locally
 in a 'standard' format like MBOX or MailDir.  You specify a directory
 and mail and mailboxes are stored in that format there.  Then you can
 just drag the mail from your On this computer mailbox (assuming you
 are POP'ing into that from somewhere).  Then you have the mail 'outside
 of Evolution'.  And the new version of Evolution can look in the same
 place for mail; you can either copy it back into on-this-computer
 [assuming it doesn't transfer automatically] after you upgrade, or just
 continue using the 'external' mail store.

 I believe this is an option for 2.26, which I certain could do at least
 MBOX, if no MH.  But I don't really remember the 2.x series that well
 [it has been a long time].

 Ok all my mail is pop and its stored on my few computers, I rsync them 
 So all I have is a huge .evolution directory, with all what is made and 
 used by
 evolution-2.26.3 . I will try your suggestion.


 Another question I have, to install evolution 3.0.x do I need to
 install also evolution-data-server-3.0.x or can I do that with
 evolution-data-server-3.6.x ?


 Ok it seems that downgrading my evolution to 3.0.x is not an option,
 missing a lot of stuff aas deps and would meant
 to downgrade a lot of things, from gtk on.

 So I will opt for the other option as Adam suggested.

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Re: [Evolution-hackers] Is it worth customizing the IMAP headers to fetch?

2012-12-16 Thread Sankar P
 My intuition tells me the vast majority of users won't care or even
 understand what these options do, and those that do tinker with them
 probably won't notice any significant difference in download times.
 Implementing this in IMAPX is no problem, in fact I almost have it done.
 But I'm pausing now to question whether we SHOULD do this.

I believe, we should.

I have not worked on Evolution in a long time. But when the initial version of 
the patch was made to get only few headers, the performance improvement was 
unbelievably high. See: (please scroll in that 
page to the see the stats (blogger template change regressions))

Since we fetched only minimal headers (after the patch), some filters setup 
using some non-fetched headers were broken and as a result this plugin was made 

So, my points are: a) We should fetch only minimal headers initially b) we 
should retain ability to fetch custom headers by being configurable c) We 
should tweak things to be in a more user-friendly way (as you mentioned in the 
last mail), instead of it being a plugin etc.



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