[RCU] Mass Deletions
chasd at silveroaks.com
Wed Jan 30 00:14:33 CET 2008
> A car made out of paper might have very good reasons for not being
> able to go >5 m/h; if it suddenly falls apart without warning it's
> just broken
I wouldn't say it is broken, it is just being used outside of its
design parameters ;)
> (assuming for now the driver doesn't expect this, which is the case
> for roundcube and large mail boxes).
The case of RC and large mailboxes is more like running out of fuel
in a car, you should see it coming. That was the premise of my post.
Granted, the "fuel gauge" is in a text config file buried in the
server somewhere. I was attempting to explain how to interpret the
error and that the result was not totally unexpected if you
understand what is going on.
> Roundcube has other benefits thunderbird doesn't have (like being
> accessible everywhere) and uses it, in a way, to advertise. People
> will feel weird if suddenly something appears to be broken they
> didn't know about. Especially if it's known but not told.
However, a desktop app is not the same as a web app. Particularly
comparing a web app _almost_ at 0.1 and a desktop app that is at
> "Inherently broken" doesn't mean "it doesn't matter", it just means
> "can't be fixed".
Some people jump to "Inherently broken" when the problem is really "I
don't understand what is going on" which is what I was attempting to
> And that "bug" /can/ be fixed.
I'm sure the RC developers would appreciate a patch with those changes.
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