Robi Karp | 14 Dec 01:31 2000
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threading

Hi All,

Does mh-e do threading?  If so, how?  If not when :-)

- Robi Karp

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Stephen Gildea | 14 Dec 02:14 2000

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>   Does mh-e do threading?

mh-e runs a background process to collect the folder names for
completion when it first starts up.

I wrote some code to do folder scans with a background process and
dynamic display updating, but I never finished it enough to release.

Obviously, with mh-e being a front end, there are more possibilities.
I'd like to see expunging (doing refiles and deletes) not tie up my
Emacs keyboard, for example.

Note that none of this is true Emacs Lisp threading, but it does keep
the UI nimble.

 < Stephen

Eric Ding | 14 Dec 20:28 2000

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>>>>> Stephen Gildea <gildea <at> intouchsys.com> writes:

>> Does mh-e do threading?

> Note that none of this is true Emacs Lisp threading, but it does keep
> the UI nimble.

Um... actually, was Robi asking about threading as in process threading, or
threading as in article threading (i.e., keeping mail from the same subject
together, etc.)?

Eric
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Robi Karp | 14 Dec 22:05 2000
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Dear Eric Ding <ericding <at> vistasource.com>, you typed:

 : >>>>> Stephen Gildea <gildea <at> intouchsys.com> writes:
 : 
 : >> Does mh-e do threading?
 : 
 : > Note that none of this is true Emacs Lisp threading, but it does keep
 : > the UI nimble.
 : 
 : Um... actually, was Robi asking about threading as in process threading, or
 : threading as in article threading (i.e., keeping mail from the same subject
 : together, etc.)?

Yep - that is what I meant.  I think its something that mh-e needs
asap.  Then we can worry about linking it into a PIM of some sort :-)

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Eric Ding | 15 Dec 00:15 2000

Re: threading

>>>>> robi <at> fluffyspider.com.au (Robi Karp) writes:
> Dear Eric Ding <ericding <at> vistasource.com>, you typed:

>> Um... actually, was Robi asking about threading as in process threading,
>> or threading as in article threading (i.e., keeping mail from the same
>> subject together, etc.)?

> Yep - that is what I meant.  I think its something that mh-e needs
> asap.  Then we can worry about linking it into a PIM of some sort :-)

You could probably do something like this with sortm.  But in any case, if
what you want is a threaded look at mail, perhaps Gnus will be more fitting
for this purpose?  I use Gnus to read my mailing list mail (threaded),
while I continue to use mh-e for my regular e-mail.

Eric
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Bill Wohler | 15 Dec 00:24 2000
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robi <at> fluffyspider.com.au (Robi Karp) writes:
> Yep - that is what I meant. I think [article threading is] something
> that mh-e needs asap.

  I disagree. I think it would be pointless to implement gnus in
  mh-e. What I would like to do to solve the threading problem is to
  supplement the manual with a section on configuring gnus to read
  their MH mailing lists.

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Mike Kupfer | 15 Dec 02:07 2000
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Re: threading

You can approximate threading using sequences.  For example, use a
shell command to put all the messages with a particular subject into a
sequence, rescan the folder, and then narrow to that sequence.

Mike Kupfer				kupfer <at> eng.sun.com
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Michael | 15 Dec 02:06 2000
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On Thu, Dec 14, 2000 at 03:24:42PM -0800, Bill Wohler wrote:
> robi <at> fluffyspider.com.au (Robi Karp) writes:
> > Yep - that is what I meant. I think [article threading is] something
> > that mh-e needs asap.
> 
>   I disagree. I think it would be pointless to implement gnus in
>   mh-e. What I would like to do to solve the threading problem is to
>   supplement the manual with a section on configuring gnus to read
>   their MH mailing lists.

  I too would like to see message threading as an optional feature in mh-e.
gnus is a bit overkill (and more work to configure) for my few little 
mailboxes.  I don't know if it's an "asap" issue, but I would definitely
find it usefull to have.

-michael

Robi Karp | 15 Dec 04:57 2000
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Dear Michael <michael <at> valinux.com>, you typed:

 : On Thu, Dec 14, 2000 at 03:24:42PM -0800, Bill Wohler wrote:
 : > robi <at> fluffyspider.com.au (Robi Karp) writes:
 : > > Yep - that is what I meant. I think [article threading is] something
 : > > that mh-e needs asap.
 : > 
 : >   I disagree. I think it would be pointless to implement gnus in
 : >   mh-e. What I would like to do to solve the threading problem is to
 : >   supplement the manual with a section on configuring gnus to read
 : >   their MH mailing lists.
 : 
 :   I too would like to see message threading as an optional feature in mh-e.
 : gnus is a bit overkill (and more work to configure) for my few little 
 : mailboxes.  I don't know if it's an "asap" issue, but I would definitely
 : find it usefull to have.

Precisely.  Besides, I don't see it being the same sort of
functionality as gnus.  Its a mail reader only - that's what I want to
use.  I don't read news anymore (not since "The Incident" :-)  I
*only* want to use 1 mode to read mail.  I like the way mh works
(obviously otherwise I wouldn't be here) and I want to be able to
follow threads of mail.  Like this thread for example.  I get a lot of
mail and I need some sort of functionality, besides my memory that is,
to keep track.  Anyway, my 2c worth.
(Continue reading)

Bill Wohler | 15 Dec 05:13 2000
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Michael <michael <at> valinux.com> writes:
> gnus is a bit overkill (and more work to configure) for my few little 
> mailboxes.

  If I do a good job with the doc, it'll appear to be simple to
  configure ;-).

  In the meantime, sortm and sequences as the others have suggested
  will give you a lot of mileage.

  Also in the meantime, enter a bug if you wish at
  http://sourceforge.net/bugs/?group_id=13357 and use the "Discussion"
  group. Although it seems to me that threading goes against the
  "small, simple, and fast" philosophy of mh-e
  (http://mh-e.sourceforge.net/doc/devguide.html#SEC4), I am no
  dictator.

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