Linked by Adam S on Wed 11th Jun 2008 13:33 UTC, submitted by Coldfirex
SkyOS "We are proud to announce that the next version of SkyOS will ship with a new Mail client. In contrast to the already available Mozilla Thunderbird mail client, the new Mail application completely integrates with SkyOS. For instance, all mails are stored as separate files with various attributes attach to it. So you can easily and quickly find every mail using the SkyOS Viewer and its query system."
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RE[2]: maildir
by spinjax on Thu 12th Jun 2008 03:40 UTC in reply to "RE: maildir"
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2006-12-12

Considering Maildir has been around as long as BeOS has, I highly doubt DJB copied from BeOS' method. If anything it's coincidental timing.

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RE[3]: maildir
by phoudoin on Fri 13th Jun 2008 16:27 in reply to "RE[2]: maildir"
phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

Considering Maildir has been around as long as BeOS has, I highly doubt DJB copied from BeOS' method. If anything it's coincidental timing.


Maildir and BeOS/Haiku and now SkyOS all use the same one mail, one file design, true. Dunno who did it first for sure, though.

But where Maildir moves email/file from tmp to new to cur sub-folder, BeOS/Haiku/SkyOS simply takes advantage of BFS built-in attributes and indexes features: they changes attribute value and that all. That way, no emails/files moves behind your back *ever*.

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