Martin Konold martin.konold at
Tue Nov 17 07:37:47 EST 2009

On Tuesday 17 November 2009 13:28:49 Bron Gondwana wrote:


> to everything were changed and the commands were renamed.  It would
> be great to be complient, and there is software out there like Kolab
> which would benefit from it.
> Also, the database format is pretty nasty - complete with nulls
> embedded in keys and other fun stuff (like platform dependent type
> lengths codified in the format, ick)
> So I'm thinking: create a new metadata.db, require a conversion on upgrade
> from annotations.db.  I had a look, and none of our servers had ANY
> annotations until I added a /comment to my INBOX for testing.
> Does anybody out there use annotations much?  Does anybody know any code
> that would be broken by changing the way annotations are done?

Yes, Kolab makes heavy/critical use of annotations. Provided there is a 
suitable upgrade path I am fully in favour of moving towards rfc 5464.

-- martin

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