Changing default database [WAS: syncing custom IMAP flags]

Leif Walsh leif.walsh at
Sat Dec 4 20:22:57 GMT 2010

As a data point, I would be extremely displeased if the only option was a
database. Call me old fashioned, but I like plain text a lot. Does anyone
have benchmarks showing how much faster this is?
On Dec 4, 2010 3:19 PM, "Sebastian Spaeth" <Sebastian at> wrote:
> On Sat, 04 Dec 2010 21:03:58 +0800, Ng Oon-Ee <ngoonee at> wrote:
>> Wouldn't supporting alternative formats be more work for the maintainers
>> and contributors? Also as I understand it the performance gains would
>> mean that practically if the implementation is good most would switch
>> anyway.
> I agree. As much as I love plugins and pluginability. I think if we find
> out and decide that this is the more efficient way to deal with things,
> it would make sense to settle on that rather than offer plenty of
> possibilities. Or someone wants a mysql backend next :-).
> Sebastian
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