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The Grumpy Editor reviews Claws Mail

jeudi, juin 5th, 2008

« These developers seem to have their priorities in the right place. »

Jonathan Corbet of LWN published last week a review of Claws Mail. I’m quite happy about what he says, his review is quite positive and, as I like his work a lot, I’m pleased!

Claws Mail’s IMAP implementation…

jeudi, avril 17th, 2008


A user told us on the mailing list that he got a crash. It was SIGXFSZ, File size limit exceeded… Due to the protocol log file growing too much, probably 2 or 4 gigabytes…

The end of his log reads:

IMAP4< 8918737 OK Status completed.

The number at the left is the transaction id of the IMAP protocol, incremented by 1 on every command. That means almost 9 millions commands :-) Our user started Claws Mail on March 10, it crashed on April 17 only due to the log file.

Comforting to read that :-)

Claws Mail and the huge folder

samedi, mars 22nd, 2008

A coworker of mine noticed after cleaning up his IMAP folders, that he managed to fill INBOX.Trash with 313.924 mails, and Thunderbird failed utterly at managing that folder.

He then tried to open it with Claws Mail, which succeeded at the second attempt (a wifi disconnect ruining it at 70% the first time – and the 200 MBs of downloaded data got leaked in libetpan, bad).

The second time, the folder opened:

CM 313K mails

As you can see, the folder is big. We discovered an overflow in the size handling in the process: the mailbox was bigger than 1GB… Claws consumed 670MB of memory with that folder open, but it handled it.

When trying to empty it, we noticed that setting \Deleted flags was really slow, and the server process was using 99.9% CPU on the server. We ended up destroying the mbox on the server.

vCalendar’s views: poll!

jeudi, mars 13th, 2008

Which one do you prefer, and should be the default view for vCalendar?

vCalendar list view (thumbnail)

vCalendar day view (thumbnail)

vCalendar month view (thumbnail)

Poll is here!

New calendar view in vCalendar!

jeudi, mars 6th, 2008

A picture is worth thousand words:

The new calendar thumbnail

I hope you will like it!

Edit: By the way, most of the GUI code of that calendar comes from the excellent XFCE Orage clock and calendar application. Thanks to Juha!

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