kmail maildir patches???
karl at ee.tu-berlin.de
Wed Feb 11 09:27:14 CET 2004
On Tuesday 10 February 2004 22:49, Ralf Habacker wrote:
> On Sunday 08 February 2004 11:18, Holger Karl wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I admit to being completely smitten with KDE on cygwin! Especially the
> > fact that kmail can use maildir is almost enough to make me throw away
> > outlook.
> > Why almost? Because I still can't sync with kmail on a linux box, as the
> > maildir filenames have ":" on linux and "." on windows (obviously, since
> > : causes problems)
> Are you you refering to the kmail updates (kdenetwork-3.1.4-1-u2.tar.bz),
embarassingly enough: not sure. I just followed the cygwin-on-kde installation
instructions and used whatever kmail came with it.
> and you are saying that kmail for cygwin runs for you with external
> maildir's ?
Sure (is that a surprise?). Admittedly, I only tested it with a few folders
and a few messages so far, but I intend to give it a bit of a workout soon
(with a few gigabytes of email ...)
> > Now: did you patch the kamil source code?
> >would this patch be applicable to> the standard kmail as well? (Is there
> > a chance to get the kamil-folks make > the : <-> . thing configurable, so
> > it is easy to decide which format to use > - wrong people to ask here, I
> > know).
> May be. Currently I'm very busy with this kmail on cygwin, but if you can
> provide a patch I think we can submit it to the kde people.
actually, I already posted a corresponding "wish" on the kmail bug tracking
would be great to have this ";" <-> "_" character thing configurable...
BTW: I did notice the following bugs/problems:
1.) kmail crashes occasionally when copying files from an IMAP server to a
local maildir folder. Error message:
kmail: Index File 'test1' Version: 60
assertion "mIndexStream != 0" failed: file "kmfoldermaildir.cpp", line 409
*** KMail got signal 6 (Crashing)
(it doesn't always do that, apparently mostly when copying is the first thing
I do after program start - when the target folder hasn'T been visited yet?)
2.) It doesn't always seem to update the index files correctly. E.g., when I
copy a mail to another folder and then visit the folder, the mail does not
appear even though it is correctly put into the cur/ folder.
Quitting kmail, deleting that folders .index.* files, starting kmail and
visiting the folder aleviates the problem.
Similar behavior with the outbox; sent messages stick around in the index and
show as "No Subject" - ghost emails, even though the actual file in cur/ is
no longer there.
PS: just a few directories ...
sorry for the word wrapping...
bash-2.05b$ uname -a
CYGWIN_NT-5.1 mfive 1.5.6(0.108/3/2) 2004-01-19 00:43 i686 unknown unknown
bash-2.05b$ ls -la Mail/inbox/cur/
drwxr-xr-x 2 karl Kein 0 Feb 5 22:07 .
drwxr-xr-x 5 karl Kein 0 Feb 11 08:56 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 karl Kein 5779 Feb 5 22:12
-rw-r--r-- 1 karl Kein 16214 Feb 11 08:48
-rw-r--r-- 1 karl Kein 3453 Feb 11 08:48
-rw-r--r-- 1 karl Kein 765 Feb 11 08:56
-rw-r--r-- 1 karl Kein 1806 Feb 11 08:56
-rw-r--r-- 1 karl Kein 16214 Feb 11 08:56
bash-2.05b$ ls -la Mail/.projekte.directory/test1/cur
drwxr-xr-x 2 karl Kein 0 Feb 11 08:50 .
drwxr-xr-x 5 karl Kein 0 Feb 11 08:51 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 karl Kein 16214 Feb 11 08:50
-rw-r--r-- 1 karl Kein 3453 Feb 11 08:50
-rw-r--r-- 1 karl Kein 3451 Feb 11 08:51
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