Tinymail 1.0 released

I’m really proud to announce the release of Tinymail 1.0. New packages are available here. It has been more than 3 years since the project started, and after all the hard work we think now it is time to release the first version of our beloved framework to build e-mail applications for mobile devices. Thank you very much to all contributors! Specially thanks to Philip, Dape, Dirk-Jan and Rob, you all rock guys!...

March 5, 2010 · svillar

The Postman always rings twice

Thanks to the hackfest time Igalia gently gives me every week I could resume the work I had previously started to add ENVELOPE support to tinymail. What’s this stuff about? Well basically what we can do now is ask the server for ENVELOPE instead of fetching a random set of headers (like ‘From:’, ‘Subject:’ …). Why is this cool? For several reasons: Speed: IMAP servers do cache ENVELOPE information so they do not have to inspect every email message to extract the requested headers....

February 19, 2010 · svillar

Some Modest sir? Sure, with Sugar please

Last week we received a very kind visitor. Tomeu Vizoso, maintainer and developer of several Sugar core modules, came to our office in A Coruña to share with us his ideas and to talk about the current status of the project. In a hole, creating technologies that help children and try to change education is really a very beautiful goal. We were shocked when Tomeu told us about the size of deployments in some countries of South America, keep rocking guys....

February 15, 2010 · svillar

Dear GMail IMAP server developers

Some people have already complained about the way GMail IMAP works. With great power comes a great responsibility. Google guys, you have one of the largest email services in the world, so this means that you have to care a lot about users and clients. Dape recently reported and error in how GMail creates the body structure of some particular messages and still got no answer. Now I found that it does not return the full bodystructure of a multipart/mixed with two refc822 messages in it....

February 9, 2010 · svillar

Another One Bites the Dust

After some months of really hard work, I managed to take a look atone of the most annoying bugs people have found while using Modest. There was some problem in Tinymail with IMAP servers that do not support NAMESPACE. Basically users were not able to open their INBOXes, just the children mailboxes. This morning I committed this long awaited fix. This bug was affecting among others people fetching mail from Oracle Beehive, Runbox, O2Online, and probably the most important one, GMX....

January 26, 2010 · svillar

Modest with BODYSTRUCTURE support

These last weeks Dape and me have been working really hard fixing bugs in Modest and Tinymail here and there. Best Modest ever is coming. But today, I don’t want to talk about fixes but features. I want to talk about BODYSTRUCTURE. This is one of the coolest features we could have added to Modest. Tinymail had some initial support, but due to the many bugs it had and the fact that some use cases were not supported forced us not to use it so far....

December 16, 2009 · svillar

Speed, speed, speed !!!

We have been working hard last months in order to increase the speed of Modest. Summing up By default you will only see the last 250 emails on each folder. This dramatically speeds up the filtering and sorting of the emails. We can do this thanks to this great patch by my colleague Dape. Now we can do things like showing a "Show more messages" button, à la iphone. Several fixes in tinymail drastically reduced the amount of requests to the server that we needed to have a fully updated list of mail folders for one account....

November 11, 2009 · svillar

Modest @ FreeNode

If you want to chat with Modest developers you can find us in #modest channel, FreeNode IRC server. Come and join us!

May 6, 2009 · svillar

Modest Reloaded

After a bit of work we can proudly announce that Modest was finally moved to the Maemo garage git repository. You can check it out here Although is great to move to “our favourite DVCS”TM, the most interesting thing is that from now on we’re only developing in the public repository, so you’ll always have the latest improvements available. Looking forward to your contributions!

April 28, 2009 · svillar

Get in touch

Seems that a lot of people are trying Modest and thus they want to report bugs and feature requests. It could be seen in Modest development page but just to clarify we have the usual couple of mailing lists modest-devel: for development purpouses modest-user: for Modest users You can subscribe to both of them here. There are many other ways to contact us like the public forum, the feature request system, or the bug tracking system (thanks Andre for pointing me out that starting today we’re using the maemo bugzilla, select “Communication” as product, and “Email” as component)....

July 2, 2008 · svillar