Revisiting the War on RDF, especially folder lookup

Wayne Mery (d531) vseerror at Lehigh.EDU
Wed Jan 23 15:55:55 UTC 2013


On 1/23/2013 7:56 AM, Robert Kaiser wrote:
> Kent James schrieb:
>> 3) Mixed sync/async models. Since many folder operations are sync for
>> local folders and async for IMAP
>
> Ouch. Firefox has been burnt a lot in responsiveness by the assumption
> that local I/O would be fast enough that all access could be sync. That
> just isn't true. Firefox changed a ton of calls involving I/O to be
> async, and those which aren't yet are considered bugs. Thunderbird (or
> mailnews in general) should do that as well.
> This at least explains some of the nasty responsiveness issues that
> exist in Thunderbird and SeaMonkey MailNews.
>
> Robert Kaiser

two such bugs are bug 551209 and bug 588952




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