[Chandler-dev] Re: [Design] Chandler IMAP server parcel

Mimi Yin mimi at osafoundation.org
Wed Jul 5 17:44:06 PDT 2006

Hi Travis,

Of course as soon as you have something working, you will be  
inundated with questions about additional features that actually  
don't have anything to do with what you did because people are so  
excited about what you did do. So here are some questions:

When you drag emails from Apple Mail / Thunderbird into Chandler, how  
smart is Chandler? Can Chandler do things like:

+ Identify that an email was sent from Chandler / Scooby and  
reconstruct the Chandler item from the email. (e.g. This email was  
actually originally a Chandler event that was stamped and sent as an  
+ Identify that an email was sent from Chandler / Scooby and that the  
email is really the same item as an item you already have in your  
Chandler (via Sharing).
+ Identify that an email was sent from Chandler / Scooby and is  
really an update to an item you already have in your Chandler.

I'm not sure how much of this kind of thing falls under the projects  
you have for the summer ;o) Just pulling together the pieces to turn  
this nifty IMAP feature into a complete workflow.


On Jul 5, 2006, at 5:17 PM, Travis wrote:

> Hi everyone
> The attached parcel give Chandler the ability to act as an IMAP  
> server. This makes it possible for mail clients like Thunderbird,  
> Outlook, or Mac Mail to "see" Chandler. Even more exciting, it  
> allows for dragging and dropping of mail messages into Chandler  
> (through the mail client's interface).
> README.txt, included in the attached archive, has instructions on  
> how to set this up in Mac Mail and Thunderbird. The parcel has been  
> tested fairly extensively on these two clients, but almost  
> certainly has more bugs. It should be pretty stable, however,  
> especially if you don't switch between mail clients too much. It  
> has not been tested at all with Outlook, so any reports on this  
> would be appreciated.
> This was my first project using the repository, so if folks more  
> familiar with its proper use find time to review how I use it (ie,  
> times when I refresh and commit) I'd appreciate it. I've marked  
> some specific questions with #XXX in the code. Of course, with  
> alpha 3 approaching, I understand completely if folks are too busy  
> at the moment.
> Sorry about sending these attachments over the list, I should have  
> a subversion sandbox setup pretty soon. Fortunately, they aren't  
> too big.
> Comments and questions are, of course, very welcome.
> Thanks,
> Travis
> <imapserver.tar.gz>
> <imapserver.zip>
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