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Re: [Orgmode] Fixing slowness of following Gnus links to IMAP articles (

From: Nick Dokos
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Fixing slowness of following Gnus links to IMAP articles (was: Behavior of Gnus when called from an hyperlink)
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2010 17:18:02 -0400

David Maus <address@hidden> wrote:

> ...
> Alas: I couldn't figure out how to enable NOV cache for my nnimap
> group.  Setting `nnimap-nov-is-evil' to nil didn't help.

[Warning: I know very little about gnus, perhaps just enough
 to be dangerous and you probably already know all this, but just
 in case... The bit that caught my attention is the slowness of
 the uid search command on some versions of Courier, which seems...

Perhaps this bit from the Gnus docs might help?

| `nnimap-nov-is-evil'
|      Never generate or use a local NOV database. Defaults to the value
|      of `gnus-agent'.
|      Using a NOV database usually makes header fetching much faster,
|      but it uses the `UID SEARCH UID' command, which is very slow on
|      some servers (notably some versions of Courier). Since the Gnus
|      Agent caches the information in the NOV database without using the
|      slow command, this variable defaults to true if the Agent is in
|      use, and false otherwise.

Seems to have something to do with the agent? In my case, both


are t, but I have no idea how to set up nnimap, so I can't check
any of this.

One-of-these-days-I'll-really-understand-gnus-but-not-soon-ly yours,

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