idled thoughts

Andreas andreas at
Tue May 18 13:42:20 EDT 2004

What is the general perception towards the idled daemon? I see that
it is not used by default.

Is it useful? Does it use too much resources? Is it not used that much,
and as such not well tested?

I see that thunderbird 0.6 can use the IDLE extension and I like the idea
of the server notifying the client whenever there is new mail. Using the
idled daemon versus just having the server poll the mailboxes is better?
Worse? What are the pros and cons?

Thanks for any insight.

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