[haiku-development] Re: Working on Haiku's Mail app

Hi,

On 2009-12-03 at 23:47:12 [+0100], Jorge G. Mare <koki@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The situation where I could see a bigger impact is when one uses queries 
> to organize, say, a huge archive of emails into sets of files that would 
> be smaller but still result in thousands of files each. I used to do this 
> in ZETA without much problems (granted, not in the early versions); if 
> this is not a scenario that we can expect to become viable in Haiku 
> (whenever the optimizations are done), that would considerably reduce the 
> usefulness of queries as a means to file management and the value of 
> queries as a selling point for the OS.

Hm. My experience with ZETA (1.21) was quite different. I was practically 
forced to switch to Haiku, because ZETA couldn't deal with the ammount of 
mails on my system anymore. And this was particularily due to queries: Beam 
installs a Deskbar replicant by default, which among other things performs 
a query on new email. This started to KDL my ZETA installation in BFS code. 
I could fix it for a while by removing a bunch of mails, I also reformatted 
the partition with the mails and put them back on, but the problem kept 
returning. And I remember Steffen Friedle of Mindwork had similar problems 
downloading his huge archive of mails onto a ZETA installation...

But anyway, your point remains valid. Queries should scale well, or they 
will lose their usefulness.

Best regards,
-Stephan

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