Procedure to add new functionality

Patrick Ben Koetter p at state-of-mind.de
Sun Sep 9 19:32:49 UTC 2012


* David Bienvenu <mozilla at davidbienvenu.org>:
> This work was going on in
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=558659.  Most of the
> hard work is done, like figuring out that the server supports
> SPECIAL USE, and the parsing of the special folder flags already
> works as part of the XLIST work I did a while ago. So all that's
> left is the code to send the command.

IIRC there's also some work required to have the UI support either automated
folder detection (SPECIAL-USE) or have the user override that.

p at rick




> 
> Or, if the server just were to send the special folder flags defined
> by that RFC, w/o Thunderbird asking for them, as is allowed by the
> RFC, then Thunderbird would respect the flags.
> 
> - David
> 
> On 9/8/2012 11:13 PM, Patrick Ben Koetter wrote:
> >Greetings!
> >
> >End of 2011 we hired Ben Bucksch to add the IMAP capability "SPECIAL-USE" (1)
> >to Thunderbird.
> >
> >Then there's been a lot of confusion following Mozillas announcement to stop
> >development of Thunderbird.
> >
> >It seems the dust has settled now and I would like to go on sponsoring
> >"SPECIAL-USE" for Thunderbird.
> >
> >Whom do I need to contact? How do we have to proceed?
> >
> >My goal would be to make it into Thunderbirds nexts ESR release.
> >
> >
> >Thanks
> >
> >p at rick
> >
> >
> >(1) IMAP LIST Extension for Special-Use Mailboxes
> >     <http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6154>
> >
> 
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