Re: Todo list

On Sun, 21 Nov 1999 11:20:02 David Pickens wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Nov 1999, Jules Bean wrote:
> > 
> > David's threaded mail checking is important.  But it's not what I meant by
> > 'thread mails' ;)
> > 
> > I meant grouping mails in the same discussion into a hierarchical thread!
> > 
> > Which is probably moderately hard...

Hi everyone, sorry for being absent for a little while.

The difficulty of threading is not insubstantial. However, libmutt does
have code to do this. OTOH, we hate libmutt :-). It's something I'll look
into after I finish the new balsa-init.c.

> > 
> > Jules
> > 
> That's pretty funny -- I guess it proves that it's dangerous to send
> e-mails after very little sleep!  I'd still like to know what people think
> about the multi-threaded issue.  (Incidentally, to give the option
> of 'thread mails' sounds good.)

Multi-threading is good in a mail client; we want to navigate folders, 
retrieve mail, and decode attachments simultaneously. As has been posted on
this list we can use state machines and dispatch functions, but IMHO there's
a point where threading just works better.

As for "rapid CVS update" vs. "finished patch", I'd commit the code sooner...
CVS version is not going to be the prettiest, and just in case you drop off
the face of the earth again... :-)

> David

Peter Williams

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