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From: Eric Wong <e@80x24.org>
To: meta@public-inbox.org
Subject: labels for externals [was: lei labels support]
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 10:31:03 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210326103103.GA561@dcvr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210326042937.15913-1-e@80x24.org>

Eric Wong <e@80x24.org> wrote:
> Unfortunately, it's limited to imported messages and
> searching for labeled external messages doesn't work,
> yet.  I'm not sure how to best go about this...

I'm thinking adding a label to an external-only message
should cause it to be imported into lei/store.

Related to "lei: per-message keywords and externals" at
https://public-inbox.org/meta/20210224204950.GA2076@dcvr/
in that it's technically the same problem, but not semantically.

The key difference between keywords and labels is labels require
explicit, concious effort on a user's part to "lei mark" a
message.  Even within an MUA, copying/moving a message to a new
mailbox requires explicit user action.

Keyword updates are largely transparent from the MUA, with
"seen" is the most common keyword.  Default MUA behavior is to
set the "seen" keyword on any read message.  "seen" keyword
updates will be even more transparent when inotify/IMAP IDLE
support is added to lei.

So again, I think users should get an automatic import when they
label.  Maybe implementing indexlevel=medium on a per-message level
could be used to save space.

git storage shouldn't be too expensive, and alternates can be
used safely unless the external was is subject to
-purge/edit-prone

      parent reply	other threads:[~2021-03-26 10:31 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-26  4:29 [PATCH 0/3] lei labels support Eric Wong
2021-03-26  4:29 ` [PATCH 1/3] lei_xsearch: wait for kw updates for non-threaded case, too Eric Wong
2021-03-26  4:29 ` [PATCH 2/3] lei: _lei_store: use default even if unconfigured Eric Wong
2021-03-26  5:01   ` [SQUASH 4/3] lei: account for unconfigured leistore.dir Eric Wong
2021-03-26  4:29 ` [PATCH 3/3] lei: add some labels support Eric Wong
2021-03-26 10:31 ` Eric Wong [this message]

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