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Re: Where to from here?

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To: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: offlineimap@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Where to from here?
From: Martijn Pieters <mj@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2002 13:23:20 -0400

On Fri, Jul 12, 2002 at 09:50:09AM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> What features would you like to see?  Any ideas of future directions for the
> program?

I am now running offlineimap as a background process, yet it is clearly not
intended as such. I'd like offlineimap to have a daemon mode, where status
is logged using the to-be-included PEP 282 logging system [1]. The logging
system would allow offlineimap to utilize syslog, the NT event log system,
and file logs in a end-user configurable way. One could even use a
designated mailbox for mailed exception messages (tres cool).

For this to work, offlineimap wil have to log very different messages than
the current output provides. minimal success messages (number of
folders/messages processed), and clean exception messages. it also needs to
be more robust in the face of server exceptions, such as connection refused

Once you start running offlineimap as a true dameon process, system
administrators will want to use one process to serve all their users,
resulting in potential ecurity problems; you'll have to think about what
user account you'd run offlineimap as, and how mailboxes are written. It
also may be necessary to limit the number of simultaionous connections per
server connected to (not just the number of parallel accounts and number of
connections per account).


Martijn Pieters
| Software Engineer  mailto:mj@xxxxxxxx
| Zope Corporation
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