RFC: drop requirement to set /vendor/kolab/folder-type: mail

Thomas Arendsen Hein thomas at intevation.de
Fri Nov 2 12:17:33 CET 2007


Inspired by the regular problems with annotations.db I want to
suggest that the requirement to set /vendor/kolab/folder-type: mail
should be dropped as it does not give any additional information:

| All folders MUST be annotated with an entry /vendor/kolab/folder-type

| All Kolab clients MUST assume that folders without an explicit type
| set are email folders.

Because of this second requirement there will be no problems with
Kolab clients adhering to the old specs.

| All annotation MUST be set during the initial creation of a folder
| and cannot be altered afterwards.

This is an important requirement, but Kontact already fails here,
see kolab/issue2069 (Kontact rewrites custom folder types)


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