[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#435089: Bug#435089: xfce4-mailwatch-plugin: please allow an interval under the minute

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at corsac.net
Sun Jan 13 11:09:48 UTC 2008

forwarded #435089 http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3800

On dim, 2007-07-29 at 11:10 +0200, Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> it would be nice to be able to enter a shorter interval in this plugin,
> because having to wait a minute before having a refreshed state isn't
> that cool (especially when you're mass-mailing -bugs-rc, getting BTS
> ACKs, etc. ;-)).

I don't really think it's a good idea to have an interval under the
minute, for remote server (especially for widely use one). They are not
meant to be refreshed that often, especially with dozen or more users.
That would induce a load to high on them. Incitating users to have a
refresh time like 5 or 10 minute is better, imho.
> I don't really know about inotify and so on, but I guess that it would
> be feasible to have an efficient folder modification detection using
> this kind of technique. Would you be so kind as to ask upstream to think
> about this?

OTOH, when using local mails, there is no real need to have a refresh
time. Using fam/gamin would be a cool solution (but maybe a too strong
dependency for a mailwatch plugin, but as it's already a Recommends: of
thunar and xfdesktop...).

I've forwarded the bug upstream, we'll see what they say about it.

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