Re: Reimagining notmuch-git/nmbug

Subject: Re: Reimagining notmuch-git/nmbug

Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2023 14:42:41 -0300

To: Felipe Contreras


From: David Bremner

Felipe Contreras <> writes:

> I'm not familiar with git-annex, I would need to see an example of
> such merging happening.

I was confused, git-annex is using the builtin merge strategy "union",
which is not eliminating duplicates or sorting, so probably not
applicable here. I still have to try some merges between different
machines to see what kind of conflicts can arise.

> One advantage of using the fast-import format is that it's easy to
> change it, or support multiple formats.
> In fact, the format could be specified in the URL, like
> `nm::1:$HOME/mail` for the current notmuch-git format, and
> `nm::2:$HOME/mail` for the new.

This might also be a way to handle the "prefix" setting that nmbug /
notmuch-git needs to only sync certain (e.g. notmuch::*) tags
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