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Provide sub-global databases / areas in gloda

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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MailNews Core
Database
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
8 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: tessarakt, Unassigned)

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8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); de; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.1b4pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); de; rv:1.9.1.7) Gecko/20100111 Lightning/1.0b2pre Thunderbird/3.0.1

E.g., I have my private and my work IMAP account in Thunderbird.

It should be possible to have these accounts separated in gloda and search only in the currently selected one.

Reproducible: Always
I think this would defeat the Global in gloda. Asuth thoughts ?
Component: Search → Database
Product: Thunderbird → MailNews Core
QA Contact: search → database
The use-case can be accomplished with the current gloda implementation.  One would just need to constrain the query to involve the specific identity or identities corresponding to the account of interest.  There would definitely be some performance degradation in the fulltext case with the existing fulltext engine using FTS3, but this is acceptable compared to the serious implementation complexity of separate databases.

An extension can easily do this today, and from a UX perspective, that is where it would need to happen (an extension).  Feel free to ask questions in MDAT about how one would go about doing this once there's an extension author with the groundwork of the extension going on.  (Namely the UI to pick which account to filter by in addition to the text box for the search or what not.)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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