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authorEric Wong <e@80x24.org>2019-01-02 08:23:13 +0000
committerEric Wong <e@80x24.org>2019-01-02 08:31:08 +0000
commitcf35d38e7f845393659dfce0249a76d529a2c92c (patch)
treeb28313dd88711fa9be4eb122ac8b4ec59e26c9fc /Documentation/design_notes.txt
parente0c9ba9e6213ff5eade7a8f3acd423629285281d (diff)
Remove confusing documentation around ssoma now that we
have NNTP and downloadable mbox support.

Only lightly-checked for grammar and speling, and not yet
formatting.  Edits, corrections and addendums expected :>
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@@ -27,9 +27,7 @@ Use existing infrastructure
 * Existing spam filtering on an SMTP server is also effective on
-* readers may continue using use their choice of mail clients and
-  mailbox formats, only learning a few commands of the ssoma(1) tool
-  is required.
+* Readers may continue using use their choice of NNTP and mail clients.
 * Atom is a reasonable feed format for casual readers and is supported
   by a variety of feed readers.
@@ -145,19 +143,11 @@ What sucks about public-inbox
 Scalability notes
-Even with shallow clone, storing the history of large/busy mailing lists
-may place much burden on subscribers and servers.  However, having a
-single (or few) refs representing the entire history of a list is good
-for small lists since it's easier to look up a message by Message-ID, so
-we want to avoid splitting refs with independent histories.
-ssoma will likely grow its own built-in ref rotation system based on
-message count (not rotating at fixed time intervals).  This would
-split the histories and require O(n) lookup time based on Message-ID,
-where `n' is the number of history splits.
+See the public-inbox-v2-format(5) manpage for all the scalability
+problems solved.
-Copyright 2013-2018 all contributors <meta@public-inbox.org>
+Copyright 2013-2019 all contributors <meta@public-inbox.org>
 License: AGPL-3.0+ <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.txt>