[neomutt-devel] Changes to ./configure

Fabian Groffen grobian at gentoo.org
Mon Dec 5 09:25:00 CET 2016

Thanks for the explanation.  This means indeed distros need to change
something, but I can see the benefit of this.

Two last questions: does the code auto-detect the format of existing
cache, and is there an option to use the directory format instead of
single file? (as opposed to having to mkdir it manually)


On 04-12-2016 20:45:01 +0000, Richard Russon wrote:
> > > All 6 hcache backends
> > What exactly is supposed to happen if you enable more than one?
> You get a runtime-configurable header-cache, e.g.
>     set header_cache_backend = kyotocabinet
> Pietro's change started as a way to make the caching code more independent.
> Reduce duplicated code, reduce the number of #ifdef's, etc.
> This lead to a header-cache API and then runtime configuration.
> Before this change, a distro would have to pick ONE backend that they
> thought suitable for all their users.  Now, they can compile-in several
> backends, and let the user choose.
> This feature also makes testing/comparing backends much easier.
> Rich

Fabian Groffen
Gentoo on a different level
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