Notmuch 0.13 (2012-05-15)
JSON reply format
notmuch reply can now produce JSON output that contains the headers
for a reply message and full information about the original message
begin replied to. This allows MUAs to create replies intelligently.
For example, an MUA that can parse HTML might quote HTML parts.
Calling notmuch reply with
--format=json imposes the restriction that
only a single message is returned by the search, as replying to
multiple messages does not have a well-defined behavior. The default
retains its current behavior for multiple message replies.
Tags can be automatically excluded from search results by adding them
to the new
search.exclude_tags option in the Notmuch config file.
This behaviour can be overridden by explicitly including an excluded tag in your query, for example:
notmuch search $your_query and tag:$excluded_tag
Existing users will probably want to run
notmuch setup again to add
the new well-commented [search] section to the configuration file.
For new configurations, accepting the default setting will cause the tags "deleted" and "spam" to be excluded, equivalent to running:
notmuch config set search.exclude_tags deleted spam
Raw show format changes
The output of show
--format=raw has changed for multipart and
message parts. Previously, the output was a mash of somewhat-parsed
headers and transfer-decoded bodies. Now, such parts are reproduced
faithfully from the original source. Message parts (which includes
part 0) output the full message, including the message headers (but
not the transfer headers). Multipart parts output the part as
encoded in the original message, including the part's headers. Leaf
parts, as before, output the part's transfer-decoded body.
Listing configuration items
config list command prints out all configuration items and
Changes to tagging interface
The user-facing tagging functions in the Emacs interface have been normalized across all notmuch modes. The tagging functions are now notmuch-search-tag in search-mode, and notmuch-show-tag in show-mode. They accept a string representing a single tag change, or a list of tag changes. See 'M-x describe-function notmuch-tag' for more information.
NOTE: This breaks compatibility with old tagging functions, so user may need to update in custom configurations.
Reply improvement using the JSON format
Emacs now uses the JSON reply format to create replies. It obeys the customization variables message-citation-line-format and message-citation-line-function when creating the first line of the reply body, and it will quote HTML parts if no text/plain parts are available.
New add-on tool: notmuch-mutt
The new contrib/ tool
notmuch-mutt provides Notmuch integration for
the Mutt mail user agent. Using it, Mutt users can perform mail
search, thread reconstruction, and mail tagging/untagging without
leaving Mutt. notmuch-mutt, formerly distributed under the name
mutt-notmuch by Stefano Zacchiroli, will be maintained as a notmuch
contrib/ from now on.
The API changes detailed below break binary and source compatibility, so libnotmuch has been bumped to version 3.0.0.
notmuch_database_close has been split into
This makes it possible for long running programs to close the xapian database and thus release the lock associated with it without destroying the data structures obtained from it.
notmuch_database_get_directory now return errors
The type signatures of these functions have changed so that the
functions now return a
notmuch_status_t and take an out-argument for
returning the new database object or directory object.
Go bindings changes
Go 1 compatibility
The go bindings and the
notmuch-addrlookup utility are now
compatible with go 1.