New(?) Sorting Problem (patch included)

Andrew Fladmark afladmark at
Wed Aug 2 21:55:07 CEST 2006

Hi Eric,

I've applied your patch and it solved the issue I was having with sorting in my mailboxes.  I'm not sure why the server-side sorting isn't working for me, given that hMailserver supports it.. but I'll dig into that separately.



On Tue, 1 Aug 2006 13:14:26 -0600, Eric Stadtherr <estadtherr at> wrote:
> 	All,
> 	I have a patch that restores the message sorting behavior in cases
> where the IMAP server does not support the "SORT" command:
> [1]
> 	It was created against a working copy of Subversion rev288.
> 	Sorry for the goofup - I didn't have a non-sorting IMAP server
> to test with! 
> 	-Eric
> 	On Tue, 1 Aug 2006 11:07:00 -0600, Eric Stadtherr  wrote:
> 	I am partially responsible for the sorting "fixes" of late, so
> I'd like to take part in the resolution of this one. Rev288
> contains a fix I made to the code that manages the results of the
> server-side sorting. Although the fix is working, it seems that it
> negatively impacted the behavior in the absence of "SORT" capability
> on the IMAP server.
> 	I believe the behavior before my fix was to simply display the
> messages in IMAP Message Sequence Number order (basically the order
> the messages arrived in the folder). I think I can come up with an
> easy patch to restore this behavior when "SORT" capability is absent.
> How does that sound? 
> 	 -Eric
> 	On Tue, 01 Aug 2006 12:34:04 -0400, Jim Pingle  wrote:
> 	I updated from SVN version 285 to 288, and in doing so I now have
> problems
> with the message sort order on BincIMAP. It's working fine on my
> Courier server.
> What happens is that the messages in the inbox are in random order,
> even
> though the "date" column header is highlighted. If it refreshes to
> check new
> mail and finds something, it does go at the top. However, once you
> reload
> the page the messages return to their previous order. The order
> doesn't
> correspond to any discernible pattern.
> If I move back and forth between pages, the messages stay in the same
> order.
> BincIMAP does not support server-side sorting, so the usual sort
> functions
> in Roundcube are disabled (column headers are not clickable.) Perhaps
> there
> needs to be an additional capability check that can default back to
> client-side sorting in this case?
> I really, really wish I didn't have to deal with BincIMAP, but I
> guess it
> does help to hunt down bugs in lesser-used code paths...
> Jim
> Links:
> ------
> [1]

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