[PATCH] Mailstore abstraction v4 - part 2 (maildir synchronization)
sojkam1 at fel.cvut.cz
Thu Apr 8 08:13:11 PDT 2010
This is the second part of mailstore abstraction patches. I do not
want this to be merged yet, but there might be some people interested
in testing this.
This patch adds a mailstore, which bi-directionally synchronizes
certain tags with maildir flags.
I use it already four weeks and it works quite well. There are the
following know bugs:
1) Viewing/storing of attachments of unread messages doesn't work. The
reason is that when you view the message its unread tag is removed
by elisp code. This leads to rename of the file, but Emacs still
uses the original name to access message with the attachment.
Workaround: close the message and open it again.
I'm working on the solution - if the mailstore cannot open the
message with the name passed, it tries different names with
different maildir flags.
2) If there several messages with the same ID (e.g. one in sent folder
and one sent back by mailing list), the flags are synchronized to
only one of these files.
I plan to do this:
- When a tag is added/removed in notmuch, flags of all
files corresponding to the message will be updated.
- If we detect (during notmuch new) that flags of one file were
changed by somebody else, we also change the flags for the other
files corresponding to the message.
- If we detect (during notmuch new) that flags of two or more files
were changed by somebody else, we have to solve the conflict
somehow, but I didn't invent how, yet.
The full series is available at
and can be pulled by
git pull git://rtime.felk.cvut.cz/notmuch.git mailstore-abstraction-v4
Besides the patch sent here, there are also tests for the maildir
mailstore and a not finished implementation of the solution for 1)
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