[Chandler-dev] Re: Flagging emails to get messages into Chandler
bkirsch at osafoundation.org
Wed Feb 13 16:22:39 PST 2008
On Feb 13, 2008, at 2:12 PM, Mimi Yin wrote:
> Hi Jared,
> I think this work would be an alternative to the Tbird plugin, not
> an addition to Grant's 1.0 Desktop Work Queue. I can imagine lots
> of scenarios where you might be away from your personal computer,
> but want to get at emails you had flagged from the web UI or a web
> widget. It's consistent with the bigger idea that routing all data
> inputs and outputs through the Hub is our solution for maximizing
> the # of user access points. If Chandler Desktop were instead a web
> app, wouldn't Chandler Hub need to know about your email account info?
> Not sure, but FWIW I think Facebook asks you to log into your Yahoo
> Mail to get at all your contacts.
Linked In does this as well.
> On Feb 13, 2008, at 1:33 PM, Jared Rhine wrote:
>>> It would be faster to implement however, I believe then the TB
>>> plugin because the only missing piece in this case is adding the
>>> client code to pull flagged messages into the hub.
>> There's additional work, such as finding a place to store IMAP
>> auth information.
>> I'm strongly against incorporating IMAP pulling directly into
>> Cosmo code.
>> If needed, it's a good candidate for an external daemon and
>> service that proxies between an IMAP server and a Cosmo server.
>> Use any implementation you'd like, including reusing python code
>> from the desktop.
>> But in general, I don't think any web-based service that asks
>> users to enter in their IMAP username/password can not be
>> successful. People are often willing to share information, but
>> the vast majority will not go so far as to put their email
>> username/password out onto the net. People are only comfortable
>> doing this with a desktop client.
>> I'm in favor of pretty much leaving things the way they are. The
>> level of work being discussed here seems way out of proportion
>> with what's effectively a renaming of "task" to "starred" and
>> feels like a poor allocation of available resources.
>> -- Jared
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