Re: [Evolution-hackers] Storing Evolution config in an IMAP folder?

On Wed, 2003-06-18 at 19:23, Dax Kelson wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-06-18 at 16:33, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
> > Think about your solution a bit... if the config is on the imap server,
> > and the config tells evo which imap server to connect to and other
> > config info, how will evo be able to get it? :-)
> Is this a serious comment?
> Of course 100% of the config can't be stored remotely.
> > a better way would be to modify gconf to store config data over ACAP or
> > whatever that protocol is. But that is beyond the scope of Evolution,
> > you should instead talk to Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>
> IMAP is a solution for central storage of email for a consistent view of
> your folders from multiple locations and clients.
> Is it such a great leap for an email client, that already is
> communicating(1) with the IMAP server, to store user preferences and
> settings(2) there?

yes, because settings do not belong on an imap server.

> Since we are already using IMAP, email clients can do this today without
> waiting for vaporous protocol-of-the-hour to be implemented at the
> client and server level and be supported.
> PINE has been doing this for 3 years.

good for pine.

> (1) "already communicating" is pretty key. IMAP servers are commonly
> deployed so that workers in the office or on the road can access them
> (often over SSL). The firewalling issues are already taken care of. How
> does ACAP or whatever that protocol is address this?

I suggest you read the ACAP spec.

> (2) IMAP can be used/abused as generic file server / information store
> that has strong user authentication and can run over SSL.

this is what causes problems. people ussing things as solutions for
things they were never meant to be used for.


> Dax Kelson
> Guru Labs
Jeffrey Stedfast
Evolution Hacker - Ximian, Inc.
fejj ximian com  -

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