[Chandler-dev] What is next for Chandler desktop?
vajda at osafoundation.org
Mon Sep 10 15:41:23 PDT 2007
On Mon, 10 Sep 2007, Heikki Toivonen wrote:
> Andi Vajda wrote:
>> On Mon, 10 Sep 2007, Brian Kirsch wrote:
>>> With a fast connection,The Chandler Mail Service can download and
>>> process 6,000+ messages before the
>>> first 1,000 messages have been committed including notifications
>> True but how often does someone have to download 6000 messages ?
>> 1000 messages ?
> Speed is a barrier of adoption to some. If it took me hours to download
> my mailbox the first time to try a new email program I would probably
> give up, unless there was some promise of killer features I'd really
> want to have.
Last time I tried to download 6000 messages it took me 18 minutes.
> Also, I get a few hundred emails a day (I am on many mailing lists),
> most of which I only need to scan the summaries to decide if I need to
> read. In Thunderbird it takes just a few seconds to download all the
> headers, and less than a minute for the anti-spam engine to download the
> contents of all these messages to mark some as spam. This is all so fast
> I don't generally need to think about speed. So I think that if some
> email client took longer than a minute to deal with all that I would be
> tempted to look for a faster client.
Agreed. I don't think that our mail client is slower than that.
Whether we pre-render the headers in Chandler before all the mail data is
downloaded and committed is unclear. (I doubt it).
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