Re: folder rescanning is painful
- From: Peter Bloomfield <PeterBloomfield bellsouth net>
- To: balsa-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: folder rescanning is painful
- Date: Mon, 24 May 2004 20:21:32 +0000
On 05/24/2004 03:43:29 PM, Kacper Wysocki wrote:
I've got a question that has been addressed before, though I do
not remember any posted solution:
Whenever the mailbox list is modified, either by adding or
deleting a local mailbox, or when accessing an imap folder with
many subfolders, balsa (both HEAD and 2-0) decides to re-open
all other mailboxes(even those that weren't open in the fist
place). This might be fine if you have, say, 4-5 relatively
small mailboxes, but gets plain painful when dealing with many
boxen, some of them in excess of 5000 messages.
So, I was wondering: Are there any plans in motion for getting
rid of this "feature"?
Funny you should mention that...we've been looking at some
changes (to cvs HEAD) for easing that situation. I have a large
experimental patch, which I've just posted on Bugzilla
(http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=143092), that you're
welcome to try out. I've been using the patched tree for a few
days, so it probably won't eat your whole machine, but as always
you'd be wise to back up your folder tree before trying it...
Why is this happening, anyway?
Balsa has, in the past, used an internal folder tree for
additions and modifications, rebuilding the display when changes
are complete, but destroying some internal data in the process.
That required reopening all mailboxes. The new version uses the
display as its definitive folder tree, and just modifies it on
the fly. Doing so doesn't seem to raise any serious issues, even
in a threaded build.
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