Getting rid of (most) annotations? (Is: Question: Individual annotations vs One large annotation)

Jeroen van Meeuwen (Kolab Systems) vanmeeuwen at
Sun Oct 2 18:50:54 CEST 2011

Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> Hi Georg,
> On Wednesday 28 September 2011 18:23:32 Georg C. F. Greve wrote:
> > There are use cases where XML objects are clearly the better approach,
> > there are also cases where they are vastly inferior.
> I yet have to encounter such a situation. Let me split out this discussion,
> because I believe getting rid of (almost) all usage of annotations in the
> Kolab Concept is the future. I'll answer the question about the one large
> annotation, under the condition we keep annotations in a different email.

I'm going to have to disagree with the vision stated above. The use of 
annotations will vastly increase, despite SPECIAL-USE, especially since 
Dovecot and Cyrus IMAP both natively support annotations, and they are 
actively being enhanced to also support message annotations.

Kind regards,

Jeroen van Meeuwen

Senior Engineer, Kolab Systems AG

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