[MlMt] Tags not stored with IMAP?
jklymak at gmail.com
Wed May 31 14:36:42 EDT 2017
On 31 May 2017, at 10:08, Robert Brenstein wrote:
> Some users use iCloud, some don’t. Some use Dropbox, some don’t.
> Some use NextCloud, some don’t. The list goes on…The point is that
> using cloud space for syncing is not that trivial since different
> users will want their favorite cloud space supported as it was already
> discussed on this list. Personally, I think that we would be better of
> using server-based approach, either controlled centrally by Benny or
> using our own service providers (using IMAP technology as the base,
> for example).
The advantage of iCloud is that it is a system-supported synchronization
solution that has a well-defined API. I also believe that storing
keys-value pairs just defaults to local storage if iCloud isn’t
available and/or not selected by the user, and hence is no different
than an app that only stores preferences locally. Its *not* the same
solution as saving *.plist files to a program-defined database on an
arbitrary server like Dropbox because Dropbox has no easy programatic
way to warn a local version of the program not to write a preference
because a copy already exists that was modified on another device.
Conversely, iCloud has a whole API for that.
My guess would be that the biggest drawback for MailMate would be the
lack of transparency for various *.plist files that now get edited by
hand by the users. I also don’t know how complete or easy-to-use the
iCloud API is - maybe there are design decisions that make it not worth
the syncability for MailMate. But I just wanted to re-iterate that its
not the same thing as having the existing *.plist files stored on your
iCloud Drive and somehow magically getting them to sync.
> On 31 May 2017, at 17:56, Jody Klymak wrote:
>> On 30 May 2017, at 22:32, Jody Klymak wrote:
>>>> Perhaps one day MailMate will allow for Dropbox sync with certain
>>>> settings, like Tag Preferences.
>>> Isn’t that what iCloud is supposed to do for mac apps? I’m not
>>> a mac developer, and I’m not an expert on all the data that an app
>>> like MailMate has to store, but I thought one of the cool things
>>> about iCloud is that it gives developers ways to share application
>>> settings and document seamlessly between machines?
>> as in
>> … of course the developer still has to do something sensible (and
>> presumably hard) if someone was offline and made changes.
>> Cheers, Jody
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Jody Klymak, Editor, *J. Phys. Ocean*
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