[POLL] Cyrus 2.3.x and CONDSTORE

Ken Murchison murch at andrew.cmu.edu
Mon Jul 10 09:38:00 EDT 2006

Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> Stupid question, but what *is* CONDSTORE? :)


> On Fri, 7 Jul 2006, Ken Murchison wrote:
>> David S. Madole wrote:
>>> Ken Murchison wrote:
>>>> Is anyone actively using the CONDSTORE extension supported in Cyrus 
>>>> 2.3.x? I'm only aware of one client that supports it, so I'm 
>>>> thinking the user base is quite small.
>>>> The reason I ask is that I want to push out a 2.3.7 release ASAP 
>>>> which contains a number of important bugfixes, but I've realized 
>>>> that the replication protocol doesn't have any support for the 
>>>> metadata that is used by CONDSTORE.  I started fixing this but I'm 
>>>> wondering if these changes should be post 2.3.7.
>>>> Would anyone freak out if 2.3.7 doesn't properly support CONDSTORE 
>>>> and replication?
>>> I don't know for sure if I am using it, because I don't know what all 
>>> of my clients are, but I bet it's pretty doubtful.
>> I'd be shocked if anyone other than Dave Cridland (the author of the 
>> Polymer client) is using CONDSTORE support in Cyrus 2.3.  Not only do 
>> you have to have a CONDSTORE-capable client, you would have to have 
>> enabled CONDSTORE support on one or more mailboxes by setting the 
>> correct mailbox annotation. Since very few, if any, clients support 
>> mailbox annotations (ANNOTATEMORE extension), the user would have to 
>> very good knowledge of the IMAP protocol or access to cyradm to enable 
>> So, a 2.3.7 release without the CONDSTORE replication fixes would 
>> essentially create a replica with CONDSTORE disabled on every mailbox, 
>> which is probably going to be an accurate image of the master in 
>> virtually every installation in the wild.
>> -- 
>> Kenneth Murchison
>> Systems Programmer
>> Project Cyrus Developer/Maintainer
>> Carnegie Mellon University
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Kenneth Murchison
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