On Saturday 14 August 2004 07:17, Volker Kuhlmann wrote:
Come on, Volker, restarting kmail shouldn't be such a problem!
:) Depends. I'm also wiping all its index files because kmail is unable
to keep them matching reality, so startup takes time (as it also indexes absolutely everything, needed or not, on startup).
I see your point, yes, reindexing does take time, especially if you have lots of Mails.
No matter if I reindex or not, the "order of arrival" sorting seems to be wrong quite often.
The alternative of constantly rescanning the ~/Mail/ folder content cannot be good, especially when we talk about many subfolders ...
That alternative is indeed bad. However, you'd only need to rescan a directory for either subdirectories or mbox files, you would only need to rescan the directory currently displayed in the index on the left (usually ~/Mail), and you would only need to rescan when there's activity in kmail, e.g. user changes folders. I make that a comparatively trivial amount of CPU time, certainly compared with the mindless activity to have to quit out of an app to make the app do its job (wasn't this a M$ solution?).
I see your point. But think about this: When do you want the app to be quickly, if not instantly, doing what you want? For me it is when I change the folder, I do not want to wait a second, I want it instantly changed to the new one, and not worry if it got my click or not. Now if I have a desktop with fast hdds it will be almost instantly, the rescanning will probably not get noticed. But if I'm on my notebook and the hdds have to restart because I change the mail folder, and whatever cache does not help because it needs to rescan, just in case of a change, then that's annoying, too. I rather accept a longer start up time.
And - how often do I push another folder under kmails butt? Last time it was almost a year ago...
Have fun! Matt
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