Change of release and governance model for Thunderbird
maurice at bcs.org.uk
Sat Dec 3 17:31:24 UTC 2016
On Saturday 03 Dec 2016 16:14:56 aleth at instantbird.org wrote:
> As far as I know, maildir support is implemented but is not enabled by
> default. You can follow along in Bug 845952
> (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=845952). In particular,
> there has been recent work on converting from mbox to maildir
Many thanks for that! Looking in there, the bug report that covers my
concern appears to be 859011 (last posting 12 months ago).
I am sending this from Linux Kmail (from which I have been hoping to move to
TBird) using maildir, and in fact have been testing Tbird for over a year now
(currently using 45.1.0) using a dual POP3 feed, and has been working very
I initialised the mail folder with a clone of my Kmail /mail folder.
The one maildir shortcoming I found earlier was that when initialising the
mail folder (and also whenever it is updated by adding maildir files) - it was
necessary to manually request a 'repair' (resync?) of the folder for the
changes to be seen.
I could not see in 859011 (or anywhere else) reference to that step becoming
automatic - as it is with Kmail.
$64 question: Is that now in place?
I apologise most humbly for hi-jacking this thread w.r.t. the above maildir
problem, which perhaps also inhibits others moving over to TBird.
It's great to see the various UI improvements that are being discussed!
/\/\aurice Batey http://www.maurice.icuknet.co.uk
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