From: Eric Wong <email@example.com>
To: Konstantin Ryabitsev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Luis Chamberlain <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: IMAP vs NNTP [was: make menuconfig interface for lei / grok-pull]
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 20:04:23 +0000 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210916200423.GA22856@dcvr> (raw)
Konstantin Ryabitsev <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 11:06:05PM +0000, Eric Wong wrote:
> > Does lore.kernel.org run public-inbox-imapd?
> I'm still not convinced it's useful for huge collections, especially
> considering how chatty IMAP is. Is there any benefit to enable it for lei use?
lei tries to treat IMAP and NNTP the same for (import|tag).
One benefit of IMAP over NNTP is it doesn't add Xref or
Newsgroups headers that could throw off OID-based deduplication.
The other is compression (see below).
lei will be able to use IMAP IDLE to detect new messages for
auto-import; AFAIK there's nothing like it in NNTP.
In general, client-side support for read-only IMAP folders is
lacking, but lei isn't too different in that regard.
On the Perl side (which affects lei):
* the Mail::IMAPClient maintainer has been responsive to
bugfixes I've sent, while the Net::NNTP (libnet) maintainer
* as a result, Net::NNTP doesn't have DEFLATE support, yet
* Net::NNTP is bundled with Perl, but Mail::IMAPClient is a
separate package (but widely-packaged by distros)
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2021-09-16 20:04 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2021-09-15 21:34 make menuconfig interface for lei / grok-pull Luis Chamberlain
2021-09-15 21:44 ` Eric Wong
2021-09-15 21:57 ` Luis Chamberlain
2021-09-15 23:12 ` Eric Wong
2021-09-15 22:36 ` Kyle Meyer
2021-09-15 23:31 ` Eric Wong
2021-09-16 2:59 ` Eric Wong
2021-09-15 23:06 ` Eric Wong
2021-09-16 17:43 ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2021-09-16 20:04 ` Eric Wong [this message]
2021-09-19 21:21 ` Eric Wong
2021-09-16 17:38 ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2021-09-16 23:54 ` Luis Chamberlain
2021-09-16 21:09 ` lei import on epochs [was: make menuconfig interface for lei / grok-pull] Eric Wong
2021-09-16 23:53 ` Luis Chamberlain
2021-09-17 0:22 ` Eric Wong
2021-09-17 0:48 ` Luis Chamberlain
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