offlineimap daemon (auto-kill and restart)

Ng Oon-Ee ngoonee at
Mon Feb 14 14:52:40 GMT 2011

On Mon, 2011-02-14 at 15:17 +0100, Sebastian Spaeth wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 10:23:32 +0800, Ng Oon-Ee <ngoonee at> wrote:
> > I've been thinking about an idea for 'offlineimapd' or something
> > similar, but am not sure if the functionality is planned for offlineimap
> > itself.
> I have the feeling that people preferr to have that functionality
> within offlineimap, ie retrying in case of failure.
> Of course that won't help if offlineimap freezes indefinitely, and I am
> not sure how to detect that from within offlineimap.
> The proper solution will be to make offlineimap more robust and find out
> where it hangs and why :). A faulty IMAP implementation must not be a
> reason for us to hang.
> Sebastian

My sentiments exactly, but I hesitate to ask for/insist on work which I
myself am not capable of doing =)

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