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Subject: Re: Status of version 5?
From: Dan Sheridan <djs52@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 03 Jan 2004 13:12:11 +0000

Hans-Christian Prytz <hp@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>Unless it is really easy to support nnmaildir... (I really don't kow
>>how it works; if it's only trivially different than what we do now, that
>>would be doable.)
>>Python is not hard to learn; if you already grok a couple of programming
>>languages, especially object-oriented ones, you can probably pick it up
>>in an hour or two.  Grokking Twisted and IMAP actually take longer, I
>>think.  :-)
> I have looked into it a bit, and I won't have time to both learn Python 
> and the layout of your program :-(
> However I hvae looked into how nnimap stores it's marks, and what would 
> be needed to preserve the normal (only really need read/unread) marks.
> It really is surprisingly simple. Given a filename for a message in form 
> "uniq:marks" in the normal cur/ directory within a maildir folder, 
> nnimap stores marks as seperate file within subfolders of .nnmaildir/

> Would this be a difficult thing to implement? I can help test it.

Take a look at the patch I sent to this list a couple of months
ago. It implements reading and writing nnmaildir marks in offlineimap
version 4 alongside the proper maildir marks. I haven't looked at
version 5 yet, though, so I don't know how hard it would be. 

Dan Sheridan -- Research Student -- LFCS, Division of Informatics
 University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, Mayfield Road EH9 3JZ

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