[PATCH] Re: properly check whether dstfolder supports labels

Nicolas Sebrecht nicolas.s-dev at laposte.net
Mon Apr 6 19:59:47 BST 2015

On Mon, Apr 06, 2015 at 08:12:03PM +0200, Abdó Roig-Maranges wrote:

> IMAP/Gmail should work just fine, with a warning that local repository does not
> support labels.

Frankly, I don't get why we should support IMAP/Gmail if it's just about
doing the same thing as IMAP/IMAP would do with Gmail backend on one

Gmail type is all about labels.

> > About the warnings:
> >
> > - either we fully support Gmail/IMAP and warn about that is not
> >   expected
> >
> > - or we don't support Gmaild/IMAP (yet) and we should stop syncing the
> >   current account.
> So, if I make all combinations work, printing a warning when labels will not
> work, should be fine?

Yes and no. It's not just about "getting it working". It's about getting
it properly supported.

I think we are still far from this. The idea of Gmail/IMAP is good but
we have to find a way to translate the labels on the IMAP side. The best
equivalent I can think of is folders.

Nicolas Sebrecht

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