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Re: bug#8055: 24.0.50; [nnmaildir/Gnus] please support in-filename Maild


From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: bug#8055: 24.0.50; [nnmaildir/Gnus] please support in-filename Maildir flags
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 13:29:28 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, 16 Feb 2011 15:24:15 +0100 Luca Capello <address@hidden> wrote: 

LC> I guess there is nothing new in the nnmaildir support in Gnus, at least
LC> it seems that nothing has changed since Brian Nelson's rant on the
LC> debian-user@ mailing list back in 2004-08-04 [2].  

LC> [2] Message-ID: <address@hidden>
LC>     URL: 
<http://lists.debian.org/msgid-search/%3c87hdrivzuk.fsf%40scabbers.bignachos.com%3e>
LC>     URL: 
<http://news.gmane.org/find-root.php?message_id=%3c87hdrivzuk.fsf%40scabbers.bignachos.com%3e>

Also see:

http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.devel/125311/focus=69753

(short version: nnmaildir was engineered for concurrent access and can
be heavily optimized with secondary indices instead of the current
link-happy system)

IMHO, nnmaildir should be rewritten.  The Maildir* spec is not all that
complicated and things have changed a lot since nnmaildir was written.
I would propose it on the Gnus mailing list, not as a bug.

Ted


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