Notmuch 0.10 (2011-11-23)
New build and testing features
Emacs tests are now done in
dtach. This means that dtach is now
needed to run the notmuch test suite, at least until the checking for
prerequisites is improved.
Full test coverage of the stashing feature in Emacs.
New command-line features
notmuch restore --accumulate option
--accumulate switch causes the union of the existing and new tags to
be applied, instead of replacing each message's tags as they are read in
from the dump file.
Add search terms to
The dump command now takes an optional search term much like notmuch search/show/tag. The output file argument of dump is deprecated in favour of using stdout.
The search command now takes options
limit the number of results shown.
notmuch count --output option
The count command is now capable of counting threads in addition to
messages. This is selected using the new
New emacs UI features
Add tab-completion for
These functions now support completion tags for query parts starting with "tag:".
Turn "id:MSG-ID" links into buttons associated with notmuch searches
Text of the form "id:MSG-ID" in mails is now a clickable button that opens a notmuch search for the given message id.
Add keybinding ('c I') for stashing Message-ID's without an id: prefix
Reduces manual labour when stashing them for use outside notmuch.
Do not query on
It is harmless to kill the external notmuch process, so the user is no longer interrogated when they interrupt a search.
Emacs now constructs large search buffers more efficiently
Search avoids opening and parsing message files
We now store more information in the database so search no longer has to open every message file to get basic headers. This can improve search speed by as much as 10X, but taking advantage of this requires a database rebuild:
notmuch dump > notmuch.dump # Backup, then remove notmuch database ($MAIL/.notmuch) notmuch new notmuch restore notmuch.dump
New collection of add-on tools
The source directory "contrib" contains tools built on notmuch. These tools are not part of notmuch, and you should check their individual licenses. Feel free to report problems with them to the notmuch mailing list.
nmbug - share tags with a given prefix
nmbug helps maintain a git repo containing all tags with a given prefix (by default "notmuch::"). Tags can be shared by commiting them to git in one location and restoring in another.