[Tickets #9684] Re: Changing sort direction doesn't work

bugs at horde.org bugs at horde.org
Tue Mar 22 10:49:09 UTC 2011


Ticket URL: http://bugs.horde.org/ticket/9684
  Ticket             | 9684
  Updated By         | Jan Schneider <jan at horde.org>
  Summary            | Changing sort direction doesn't work
  Queue              | IMP
  Version            | Git master
  Type               | Bug
  State              | Assigned
  Priority           | 2. Medium
  Milestone          | 5.0
  Patch              |
  Owners             | Michael Slusarz

Jan Schneider <jan at horde.org> (2011-03-22 10:49) wrote:

>> We always used to support
>> sorting in search results, and we must still support it. We don't
>> have to support sorting across all mailboxes, agreed, though this
>> would be nice long-term too. But at least within in the results per
>> mailbox, sorting must be possible.
> Well I misspoke - we were sorting search results (other than by  
> thread).  However, this is totally broken behavior because it  
> completely breaks search display in every interface BUT imp.  e.g.  
> in dimp, sorting appears to be totally random.
> This is NOT going to work.  I don't care what we have done in the  
> past, but this isn't going to fly.  We either need to to abandon ALL  
> sorting in the search views or implement client side sorting.

I agree, without the mailbox headers, sorting in other views than IMP  
looks random. I don't want to drop sorting of search results either,  
so client side sorting seems to be the only way out.

> And in imp, we need to get rid of the mailbox headers separating the  
> various search mailbox results.  This is entirely inconsistent with  
> the way we display search results in the other views.  Mailboxes  
> should be irrelevant in search results - the messages are all that  
> matters.

True, but at the moment, without client-side sorting, this is the only  
way to indicate how the sorting works. I assume that client sorting is  
a big task, so maybe we can add similar indicators for the other views  

Short-term I'm fine with how it works now, even if it's kinda broken,  
because this how it works in IMP 4/DIMP.

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