Question: Individual annotations vs One large annotation (conceptual riddle for the interested)

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Wed Sep 28 16:34:20 CEST 2011


Am Thursday, 15. September 2011 09:25:04 schrieb Georg C. F. Greve:
> The suggestion was to do an additional KEP to define a folder annotation
> '/vendor/kolab/folder-config' which would be a JSON encoded array that
> different KEPs could store different values into. 

> Personally I have thus far been thinking that individual annotations

after reading the discussing from the 15th which is merely about
one single configuration annotation versus multiple configuration annotations
I suggest a third option, which has not been discussed to far:

Do not use annotations for saving configuration.
Use configuration Kolab IMAP objects [1] from KEP#9.
There is already an algorithm how to write them with multiple clients,
private setting can go into a configuration folder.
And we are getting independent from all the technical details
of METADATA and its implementation in various IMAP clients.


which is section "Configuration storage in XML of KEP#9)
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