[Kolab-devel] Kolab Format specs/Kontact: Question about custom folder types

Martin Konold martin.konold at erfrakon.de
Thu Jan 3 12:14:03 CET 2008

Am Montag, 15. Oktober 2007 schrieb Bernhard Reiter:


> On Friday 12 October 2007 15:46, Gunnar Wrobel wrote:
> > > - folders with a folder-type different from "mail" are not mail, so
> > >   SHOULD not be displayed as mail (i.e. hidden).
> > >
> > > Maybe this should be added to the specs.
> >
> > I'd be very happy if this could be done.
> I am unsure about the change itself.
> I personally would rather see something that I do not understand
> then to overlook that there are possibily additional information.
> Also the default for a regular IMAP client would be to display stuff.

We don't need the proposed change to the documentation due to the follwoing 

- We don't want to impose changes to standard compliant IMAP clients

- It is soley up to the client to decide if a folder should be shown, hidden 
or displayed in some special mode e.g. task view, calendar view, contacts 

- Typically users can easily hide unwanted folders when using feature like 
subscription, local subscription or "groupware folder hiding". The later 
implies that Kolab clients implement it.

> You will need to convince the people of kolab-format at .
> We are quite conservative about changing the format because it should
> be a solid base for client implementations.

Actually some clarification and future developement is unavoidable even if 
some implementations decide not to implement the most recent version.

-- martin konold

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