[Dovecot] The Kolab Storage Format, supported?

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Mon Jun 6 14:25:38 EEST 2005

On Mon, 2005-06-06 at 10:29 +0200, Farkas Levente wrote:
> >> is dovecot are support all required feature for kolab imap server? the 
> >> requirements can be found here:
> >> http://www.kolab.org/doc/kolabformat-2.0rc3-html/index.html
> >> ie. can i replace cyrus-imap with dovecot in a kolab server?
> > 
> > 
> > Not yet. It needs at least ANNOTATEMORE extension support, which I'm not 
> > really planning on doing anytime soon.
> that's said since currently kolab seems to be the only alternative for 
> exchange server on the linux side. and until than everybody have to use 
> exchange or cyrus-imap:-(

It's not that I don't want to implement it, but it's just not its time
yet. :) Dovecot's core functionality needs to be fully working first. 

After v1.0 I'll probably do a larger redesign for how mailbox lists are
handled. That should result in support for:

 - Mixed mbox/maildir/etc. directories with autodetection when opening.
Also the mbox code will be made more generic and then we can easily
support MMDF and other mbox-like flat file mailbox formats.
 - Mailbox list indexes, allowing superfast LIST and STATUS replies
 - Arbitrary per-mailbox metadata, allowing ANNOTATEMORE, ACLs,
CONDSTORE and whatever else requires storing per-mailbox metadata
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