Re: new prototype code

David S. Cargo (
Thu, 19 Feb 1998 15:52:56 -0600

Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 15:52:56 -0600
From: (David S. Cargo)
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Subject: Re: new prototype code

Looking at the prototype, and the problems we ran into, let me suggest
the following things we could change to simplify the functions and
therefore the interface.

1) Eliminate multiple archives. All output goes to one archive.
This simplifies the project tab, because there are fewer questions
to ask. Archives simplifies because its only the characteristics
of the one archive that need to be changed; archives no longer need
to be created or destroyed. Filters are simplified because "set
archive" is no longer a possible action. Processing is simplified
because it is no longer necessary to specify the input/output

2) As a corollary to 1, filters simplify. The processing step is now
for setting filters on mailboxes. This is still complicated, but
less than setting both the input/output mapping AND filters.

Anything that could be accomplished before, can still be accomplished,
but it might take multiple projects to do it.

Any feedback? Since this mainly taking stuff out, it's not very hard
to do.