Upcoming GMime 3.0 changes

David Bremner david at tethera.net
Tue May 9 06:37:30 PDT 2017

Jeffrey Stedfast <jestedfa at microsoft.com> writes:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: David Bremner [mailto:david at tethera.net]
>> Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 9:18 AM
>> To: Jeffrey Stedfast <jestedfa at microsoft.com>; notmuch at notmuchmail.org
>> Subject: Re: Upcoming GMime 3.0 changes
>> Jeffrey Stedfast <jestedfa at microsoft.com> writes:
>> > Hello notmuch devs,
>> >
>> > I'm sending this email to inform you guys of some upcoming GMime 3.0
>> features and other changes that I've implemented.
>> >

Just for the record, I have some patches in progress for porting to
gmime-3.0. The main issue is the multiplicity of memory management
models involved. I think the gmime 3.0 approach of using more stock glib
memory management makes sense, but it will require a bit of work to make
code that can compile against gmime-2.6 and gmime-3.0. I don't see us
being able to drop support for gmime-2.6 for a few years, unfortunately.


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