as part of the documentation of the work being done for the IMAP support I added a section to the experimental page of the wiki to talk about IMAP support.
currently it has three pages
1. how to set it up
2 proposed development roadmap for refrence
3. a page to trace server implementation details
I don't know anything about the procedure for translating these into the other languages, or even how you want notifications to get to you that things there have changed.
also there was an extra wiki page created with no link to it in the process, I think it was the same as the roadmap page, but up one 'directory' level
I flagged the extra roadmap page for deletion. We can forget about that one.
Whether any of the IMAP stuff should be translated right now, I don't know. It is certainly prone to change.
Would now also be a good time to start collecting information about how various IMAP clients behave when connecting through PF (and any quirks to watch out for)? I've got a few comments based on 3 different clients - should I just go ahead and start a heading in the Wiki say immediately after 'Archive of IMAP server information' on the Experimental modules page
If we start getting this on now it should reduce the posts to the help forum when IMAP is launched.
Very good idea. Please go ahead. I'm going to see whether I can add anything useful.
Good idea James. I added info on Thunderbird and Horde/IMP.
I'm a non-development user who happened to hunt down the a copy of the experimental exe installer to use the IMAP module.
So, effectively, I'm one of the normal users who would normally be flooding the help forum when the module _is_ released. :)
I found the Wiki config information helpful except in two ways:
It seemed to be lacking a mention of switching from the advanced tab to the configuration tab after activating IMAP in the first place (you have to change one attr from 0 to 1 to turn on IMAP). Since it then says something about filling in the server and inbox information and you can do that from the advanced page, I filled in all my information there. So, I couldn't find the button to refresh the list of folders on the server until I clicked around and realized I was on the "wrong" page. A statement to the effect that you're supposed to change tabs after activating IMAP would be useful :).
The second issue is that I can't find _any_ directions on how to actually configure any client to work with the IMAP interface (not on the wiki and not on the boards). While I understand that you wouldn't have explicit instructions with screenshots for each major client, at least a _mention_ of an abbreviated form of the process on the IMAPClients wiki page would be handy. At this point, I'm not certain if I'm supposed to configure it exactly as I would the POP3 version of Popfile, or if there's an alternate way of interfacing.
I have to say the IMAP config page was very useful and well-written besides that one missing item of information. I think it will be very helpful to people who want to integrate their IMAP accounts into Popfile, once its released to the public.
Thanks for the hints, Gwen.
I'll try to update the wiki page to give that information. I'll also add a note saying that you don't have to reconfigure your imap client in any way to make it work with POPFile's imap module.
PS: Of course, you are always welcome to go ahead and improve anything on the wiki that you think needs improvements.