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Re: [Nmh-workers] What is MH ?

From: Chad Walstrom
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] What is MH ?
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 13:06:47 -0600

Igor Sobrado <address@hidden>  wrote:
> I believe that IMAP support should be done mapping the files in the
> mail server on a local in-memory filesystem as MFS, tmpfs, kernfs or
> procfs do.

That's an OS-dependent solution.  Let's think simple here.  Local
caching of remote files (remote == !MH format) with an event-based
cache manager.  i.e. annotate the file locally, signal the manager to

> This way, commands should not need to be rewritten.

They shouldn't have to be.  MH already has nice hooking features.
Time to add a couple more hooks.

> I certainly would forgot any change that adds superfluous complexity
> to the software.  But certainly related software projects can
> achieve these goals.
> Just my opinion... it is the reason I really like MH.  It is simple,
> small, fast and powerful... as Unix!

Chad Walstrom <address@hidden>           http://www.wookimus.net/
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