[RCD] Threaded message listing implementation

Nathan Kinkade nath at nkinka.de
Mon Mar 16 02:50:25 CET 2009

On Sun, 15 Mar 2009 22:43:20 +0000, Nathan Kinkade <nath at nkinka.de> wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Mar 2009 12:17:24 +0000, Chris January <chris at atomice.net>
>>> Where are you at on your TODO list for threading support?  I ask
> because
>>> if
>>> you have already started, then I was thinking I might take a stab at a
>>> couple of them, particularly sorting the message list based on the most
>>> recently receive message in a thread.  But if you have already started
>>> in
>> I haven't implemented this yet. The TODO list should be up to date.
>> Cheers,
>> Chris
> So as I began to investigate the sorting of threads by the date of the
> recent message in a thread rather than the thread's root message, I
> discovered that there is beginning to be support for this at the IMAP
> server level:
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-morg-inthread-00
> I happen to use Dovecot, and this functionality was introduced in the
> alpha release of version 1.2 back in Sept. 2008
> (http://dovecot.org/list/dovecot-news/2008-September/000084.html).  I
> use Debian, and v1.2 of Dovecot isn't even available in unstable or
> experimental, but I was able to build/install if from a source package
> referenced on the Dovecot site.  If anyone wants the amd64 Debian
> for Dovecot 1.2beta1, just let me know.  The functionality is introduced
> a new and non-standard THREAD algorithm referenced by X-REFERENCES2,
> I have verified to work on my own install.
> Please note that all of these patches are dependant on Chris January's
> patch set to implement a threaded view:
> http://www.atomice.com/blog/?page_id=34, as indicated by the first
> in this thread.  Also, for this to work, your IMAP server must support a
> thread sorting algorithm that sorts based on the newest in-thread message
> rather than just by the date of a thread's root message.  In Dovecot
> v1.2) this is supported as references above, but I have no idea how or
> if any other IMAP servers implement this.  I'd be interested to know if
> anyone else has more information on this.  Here are the patches:
> Nathan

I just discovered a bug in the patches I linked to above.  I believe it is
fixed by the following:



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