unofficial mirror of meta@public-inbox.org
 help / color / mirror / Atom feed
From: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com>
To: Konstantin Ryabitsev <konstantin@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Eric Wong <e@80x24.org>
Cc: meta@public-inbox.org
Subject: Re: Thoughts on search-based imap mailboxes
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2021 14:37:55 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <bad84d1ade2695bf16acb0be2a0547314ed06228.camel@HansenPartnership.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201003145006.wm5ehgwkhilmst73@chatter.i7.local>

On Sat, 2020-10-03 at 10:50 -0400, Konstantin Ryabitsev wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 02, 2020 at 08:08:30PM +0000, Eric Wong wrote:
[...]
> > A client-side tool is likely required anyways, I'm thinking
> > having saved search functionality in a local tool writing to
> > Maildir/mbox might be the best way forward as w.r.t. scalability
> > and offline access (and reading + saving flags from the
> > Maildir/mbox).

Colour me annoyed by the inability to mark email messages as Seen too.

> > External/detached index I'm working on for global search will
> > also be appropriate for client-side tooling, I think, as it's
> > being designed with non-public-inbox data sources in mind, too.
> 
> Instead of a "client-side" can it just be an intermediary tool that
> can run either on the client, or on any other piece of
> infrastructure? The main reason I'm interested in that is because
> several people I know use very thin clients for their work
> (chromebooks) and I would like to offer them this service as a perk
> of kernel.org instead of forcing them to set  it up and maintain on
> their own.

Actually, I'd like a "server" side solution to this as well because I
want the message "seen" status to be updated on all my devices when I
read a message on any of them.  Could this be implemented as something
like a pass-through imap server which has a login infrastructure for
storing the flag metadata but sends most other queries to the backend? 
If such a beast existed I'd be happy to run it locally on my cloud
system, and I'm sure Konstantin could run it for all those of use with
kernel.org addresses.

James



  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-02-05 22:37 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-02 14:34 Konstantin Ryabitsev
2020-10-02 20:08 ` Eric Wong
2020-10-03 14:50   ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2020-10-03 19:40     ` Eric Wong
2021-02-05 22:37     ` James Bottomley [this message]
2021-02-06  0:01       ` Eric Wong

Reply instructions:

You may reply publicly to this message via plain-text email
using any one of the following methods:

* Save the following mbox file, import it into your mail client,
  and reply-to-all from there: mbox

  Avoid top-posting and favor interleaved quoting:
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style#Interleaved_style

  List information: https://public-inbox.org/README

* Reply using the --to, --cc, and --in-reply-to
  switches of git-send-email(1):

  git send-email \
    --in-reply-to=bad84d1ade2695bf16acb0be2a0547314ed06228.camel@HansenPartnership.com \
    --to=james.bottomley@hansenpartnership.com \
    --cc=e@80x24.org \
    --cc=konstantin@linuxfoundation.org \
    --cc=meta@public-inbox.org \
    --subject='Re: Thoughts on search-based imap mailboxes' \
    /path/to/YOUR_REPLY

  https://kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/git-send-email.html

* If your mail client supports setting the In-Reply-To header
  via mailto: links, try the mailto: link

This is a public inbox, see mirroring instructions
for how to clone and mirror all data and code used for this inbox;
as well as URLs for NNTP newsgroup(s).