[notmuch] What's so great about notmuch?

2010-02-28 Thread Arvid Picciani
On Fri, 26 Feb 2010 12:08:49 -0800, Carl Worth  wrote:

>What's your favorite thing about notmuch?

It's the only email index that respects unix ideas, and hence the only
usable to me. It doesn't do _everything_ but limits itself to indexing,
while doing a great job at that. That's how software is supposed to work.
Of course you could argue notmuch comes with notmuch.el, but i'd argue
this is a seperate project.

>What about notmuch makes it distinctive compared to other email
>programs?

See above. All other email indexers are built into large complex gui
crap that doesnt make any sense to me. I'm just not a Microsoft Windows fan.
Probably that would make me a "geek".

>If someone were to implement a new email system from scratch, but
>capturing the "ideas" of notmuch, what would it have to have?

The same design. It would probably only differ in technical details like 
language.



Re: [notmuch] What's so great about notmuch?

2010-02-28 Thread Arvid Picciani
On Fri, 26 Feb 2010 12:08:49 -0800, Carl Worth cwo...@cworth.org wrote:

What's your favorite thing about notmuch?

It's the only email index that respects unix ideas, and hence the only
usable to me. It doesn't do _everything_ but limits itself to indexing,
while doing a great job at that. That's how software is supposed to work.
Of course you could argue notmuch comes with notmuch.el, but i'd argue
this is a seperate project.

What about notmuch makes it distinctive compared to other email
programs?

See above. All other email indexers are built into large complex gui
crap that doesnt make any sense to me. I'm just not a Microsoft Windows fan.
Probably that would make me a geek.

If someone were to implement a new email system from scratch, but
capturing the ideas of notmuch, what would it have to have?

The same design. It would probably only differ in technical details like 
language.

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Re: [notmuch] [PATCH] A simple approach to maildir flags

2010-02-28 Thread Stewart Smith
On Fri, 26 Feb 2010 14:49:25 -0500, Mike Kelly pi...@pioto.org wrote:
 The following patches attempt to provide a simple, extendable approach
 to handling the 'Seen' maildir flag. To appease (hopefully) everyone, it
 will only do this for new messages. This means that people coming from
 another MUA won't be stuck with 30,000 unread messages, for example.
 
 It should be simple to extend this to other maildir flags, too, if
 people want them and can decide on what tags they should correspond to.

Personally, I like the seen messages not to be in inbox (by default) as
either:
1) I'm importing an old Maildir, in which case if it's read it's
probably been dealt with
2) i've used another mail client, same as above.

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Stewart Smith
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