Re: [Evolution-hackers] CamelFolder updates

NotZed wrote:
> So, what would be 'very very very' large?  I thought news would
> be the biggest message base, and that isn't 'very very very' large.
> (when taken group at a time).

I think it's not worth spending much time worrying about what happens
when viewing a folder that has more than 10,000 messages in it.  Yes,
such folders do occur in the real world (archive of customer support
contacts; newsgroups that never expire) but just because the folder has
a huge number of messages in it doesn't mean it's a usable folder.  The
performance of the folder summary is going to be the least of the
problems the user will have -- the real problem is that that's just too
damned many messages to deal with.  It's too many to *scroll* through.

So when people want to deal with folders like that, they're really going
to be dealing with subsets of it, that is, virtual folders generated to
show search results.

Jamie Zawinski
jwz jwz org   
jwz dnalounge com

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