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