* [PATCH] doc: TODO and release notes updates ahead of 1.6
@ 2020-09-14 6:39 Eric Wong
2020-09-14 7:07 ` 1.6 in a few hours/days? Eric Wong
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From: Eric Wong @ 2020-09-14 6:39 UTC (permalink / raw)
Some more things have happened...
And drop some items which are too expensive to support,
such as automatic mirroring.
Documentation/RelNotes/v1.6.0.eml | 31 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
TODO | 20 ++++++++++----------
2 files changed, 38 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/v1.6.0.eml b/Documentation/RelNotes/v1.6.0.eml
index 4f72f352..153b1f13 100644
@@ -40,10 +40,13 @@ on HDD storage, though we can't defy the laws of physics, either.
on message delivery (or spam removal) to wake up read-only
daemons via inotify or kqueue.
+ - `--help' switch supported by command-line tools
+* Upgrading for new features in 1.6
The ordering of these steps is only necessary if you intend to
- use some new features of this release.
+ use some new features in 1.6. Future releases may have
+ different instructions (or be entirely transparent).
0. install (use your OS package manager, or "make install")
@@ -129,13 +132,35 @@ on HDD storage, though we can't defy the laws of physics, either.
- mbox search results may now include all messages pertaining to that
- thread (requires `--reindex' mentioned in `Upgrading').
+ thread. Needs `--reindex' mentioned above in
+ `Upgrading for new features in 1.6'.
+ - fix mbox.gz search results downloads for lynx users
+ - small navigation tweaks, more prominent mirroring instructions
- Linux::Inotify2 or IO::KQueue is used directly,
Filesys::Notify::Simple is no longer required
+ - NNTP groups and IMAP mailboxes may be watched in addition
+ to Maildirs (lightly tested).
+* Ongoing internal changes
+ - reduce event loop hogging for many-inbox support
+ - use more Perl v5.10-isms, future-proof against Perl 8
+ - more consistent variable and field naming, improve internal
+ documentation and comments
+ - start supporting >=40 char git identifiers for SHA-256
+ - test -httpd-specific code paths via Plack::Test::ExternalServer
+ in addition to generic PSGI paths.
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diff --git a/TODO b/TODO
index 9396f661..467f047f 100644
@@ -115,6 +115,7 @@ all need to be considered for everything we introduce)
* extend public-inbox-watch to support IMAP, NNTP
* improve performance and avoid head-of-line blocking on slow storage
+ (done for most git blob retrievals, Xapian needs work)
* HTTP(S) search API (likely JMAP, but GraphQL could be an option)
It should support git-specific prefixes (dfpre:, dfpost:, dfn:, etc)
@@ -123,6 +124,11 @@ all need to be considered for everything we introduce)
* search across multiple inboxes, or admin-definable groups of inboxes
+ This will require a new detached Xapian index that can be used in
+ parallel with existing per-inbox indices. Using ->add_database
+ with hundreds of shards is unusable in current Xapian as of
+ August 2020 (acknowledged by Xapian upstream).
* scalability to tens/hundreds of thousands of inboxes
- pagination for WwwListing
@@ -136,6 +142,8 @@ all need to be considered for everything we introduce)
* command-line tool (similar to mairix/notmuch, but solver+git-aware)
* consider removing doc_data from Xapian, redundant with over.sqlite3
+ It's no longer read as of public-inbox 1.6.0, but still written for
* share "git cat-file --batch" processes across inboxes to avoid
bumping into /proc/sys/fs/pipe-user-pages-* limits
@@ -157,15 +165,7 @@ all need to be considered for everything we introduce)
* highlighting + linkification for "git format-patch --interdiff" output
-* highlighting + linkification for "git format-patch --range-diff" output
- (requires mirroring of git repos)
-* parse and allow (semi)automatic-mirroring of "git request-pull" output
- for coderepos
-* configurable diff output for solver-generated blobs
-* figure out how search for messages with multiple Date: headers
- should work (some wacky examples out there...)
+* highlighting for "git format-patch --range-diff" output
+ (linkification is too expensive, as it requires mirroring)
* support UUCP addresses for legacy archives
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