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Re: Considering reverting and IDLE support - need feedback

Re: Considering reverting and IDLE support - need feedback

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To: Ng Oon-Ee <ngoonee@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Tim Gray <lists+offimap@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, offlineimap@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Considering reverting and IDLE support - need feedback
From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 09 Aug 2009 20:29:23 -0500

Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-08-09 at 20:00 -0400, Tim Gray wrote:
>> On Sun  9, Aug'09 at  5:11 PM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>> Patch 3847d0ba9 introduced IMAP IDLE support, and with it switched from
>>> Python's built-in to  I have received numerous
>>> reports of all sorts of hanging and crashing bugs new to 6.1.0, and
>>> believe that they are attributable to this change.
>> I've been using IDLE since it was put in the code base on two boxes 
>> concurrently and it's been great.  I've not had any problems with IDLE.
> This may be a dumb question, but wouldn't setting idlefolders to an
> empty list (or just not setting it at all) mean that IDLE is never sent,
> and hence that hanging and crashing should not occur?
> I've been using offlineimap without any crashing/hanging since the 6.1.0
> update, I'm pleased to say. Of course I'm also aware that nothing is
> ever a bug until it bites you in the ass.
> I will try using idlefolders and see if that makes a difference to the
> stability of my setup.

From what I've seen, there are people that have upgraded to 6.1.0, made
no changes to their config, and suddenly see the hanging/crashing.

-- John

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