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From "Steve Short" <ssh...@postx.com>
Subject RE: MBox format
Date Mon, 30 Dec 2002 03:11:04 GMT
Serge,

Here's the message/thread I remember from Alexander Zhukov one of (?)
the authors of Javamaildir.

http://www.mail-archive.com/james-dev@jakarta.apache.org/msg05037.html

Steve

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Serge Knystautas [mailto:sergek@lokitech.com] 
> Sent: Sunday, December 29, 2002 6:23 PM
> To: James Developers List
> Subject: Re: MBox format
> 
> 
> Ajit George wrote:
> > Serge -
> > 
> > I think there was previous discussion about using maildir.  There's 
> > lots
> > of discussion (bordering on religious wars) around about 
> maildir vs. 
> > mbox.  My two cents: mbox is very slow for large (5000+ messages) 
> > folders, and file corruption will corrupt whole folders 
> instead of a 
> > single message.  Also, the trend in filesystem optimization 
> is in favor 
> > of small files.
> > 
> > No reason not to implement both, especially given that mbox is
> > relatively easy, but I think maildir is more robust.
> 
> Ah ok, yeah maildir looks cool, but I'm not sure how you'd 
> implement it 
> since you're supposed to be changing files modified times.  
> Maybe I read 
> the spec wrong.
> 
> But anyway, yeah if that talk was about maildir, then yeah 
> I'm happy to 
> do this work for mbox.  Like you said, it's not the best thing out 
> there, but that's ok... hopefully with some tools in the future James 
> will make it that much easier to move between these repository 
> implementations.
> 
> -- 
> Serge Knystautas
> Loki Technologies
> http://www.lokitech.com/
> 
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