Bug 12037 - Add push support to modest without depending on ovi mail
: Add push support to modest without depending on ovi mail
Status: NEW
Product: Maemo 5 Community SSU
modest
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: N900 Maemo
: Unspecified enhancement with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: unassigned
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Reported: 2011-03-11 18:14 UTC by Javier Ortega Conde (Malkavian)
Modified: 2012-08-13 07:43 UTC (History)
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Description Javier Ortega Conde (Malkavian) (reporter) 2011-03-11 18:14:51 UTC
SOFTWARE VERSION: CSSU 20.2010.36-2maemo13


Could be great to be able to configure push mail directly in modest without
using ovi mail and select wich folders of an acount sincronize and wich ones
not.
Comment 1 Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh 2011-03-11 19:57:10 UTC
Thanks for reporting this.
This particular issue has already been reported in our bug tracking system, but
please feel free to report any further bugs you find. Also feel encouraged to
vote for the original bug report if interested.

Please feel free to search for existing reports first to avoid filing
duplicates.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 11832 ***
Comment 2 Javier Ortega Conde (Malkavian) (reporter) 2011-03-12 02:08:49 UTC
Push mail and offline imap are not the same thing so I think that it's not a
duplicate of 11832. Please, reconsider it.
Comment 3 Andrew Flegg maemo.org 2011-03-12 11:25:46 UTC
Is there a patch to be merged, do you know someone who is working on this or do
you know an architectural approach which would be followed?

If not, I'd say we should (I'm afraid) either move this to the main Modest
product or close it as INVALID. There aren't a bank of developers sitting
around waiting to code new features in the CSSU. People will work on something
which is their itch.
Comment 4 Javier Ortega Conde (Malkavian) (reporter) 2011-03-14 11:43:11 UTC
Yes I know. You are people, with your own lives... I would like to see that
implemented, but obviously I won't insist on it. So, I suppose that if it will
be implemented it won't be in a near future, so I must use ovi. Thank you
anyway for such great work you are doing. 

Maybe the bug could be let open waiting for a developer with time and desire to
implement it. I suppose I won't be the only who want this characteristic...
Comment 5 Helge Hielscher 2011-11-17 11:03:18 UTC
*** This bug has been confirmed by popular vote. ***
Comment 6 David Fries 2012-08-13 07:43:44 UTC
https://gitorious.org/~dfries/community-ssu/dfriess-tinymail(In reply to
comment #3)
> Is there a patch to be merged, do you know someone who is working on this or do
> you know an architectural approach which would be followed?

The IMAP protocol has IDLE which allows the client to be notified of e-mail
without the client polling it, though it is limited to one mailbox per
connection.  tinymail/modest do have the IDLE support, it was just internally
polling the file descriptor and disabled for Maemo5 to save power.  I forward
ported and cleaned up a patch (along with a hole ton of fixes) which more
correctly uses a thread to do a blocking wait for the IDLE notification.  I've
been running it for months, the biggest problem is sometimes (usually) I get
two notifications for each message, probably one triggered from idle and
another when it actually retrieves it I'm not sure.

Get the branch idle_work for both tinymail and modest.
https://gitorious.org/~dfries/community-ssu/dfriess-tinymail
https://gitorious.org/~dfries/community-ssu/dfriess-community_ssu_modest