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From: Eric Abrahamsen <>
Subject: Re: search engine for virtual group?
Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2022 09:29:46 -0800	[thread overview]
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Eric S Fraga <> writes:

> Hello Eric,
> On Tuesday,  1 Feb 2022 at 08:35, Eric Abrahamsen wrote:
>> First of all I don't think it will ever work with nnvirtual, as
>> there's no integration of search and the nnvirtual backend at
>> all.
> I was afraid this would be the case.  Thank you for confirming.
>> You'll have to use the nnselect backend, which can do everything that
>> nnvirtual can do. 
> I did try this back when you released nnselect 

(FTR that was Andy Cohen's work, not mine)

> but couldn't achieve the same functionality. I don't completely
> remember the details but I think it was that when the groups (that
> were brought together into a single nnselect group) were refreshed,
> i.e. fetching new mail, the virtual group did not get refreshed. Does
> this make sense?

That does make sense, and it's something to think about and possibly
address. So you had to M-g on the nnselect group in particular to get it
to refresh?

I don't think nnvirtual is going anywhere, possibly ever, so if you've
got a setup that works you should stick with it. But I'd like to get
the nnselect stuff as usable as possible, because in the end it's a more
versatile tool.

> In any case, not being able to search the virtual group is not a deal
> breaker: I've put all the constituent groups into their own topic and I
> can simply search the topic!

That's a good solution, I actually had forgotten you could do that.

  reply	other threads:[~2022-02-01 17:30 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-02-01  8:52 Eric S Fraga
2022-02-01 16:35 ` Eric Abrahamsen
2022-02-01 16:57   ` Andreas Schwab
2022-02-01 17:23     ` Eric Abrahamsen
2022-02-01 17:11   ` Eric S Fraga
2022-02-01 17:29     ` Eric Abrahamsen [this message]
2022-02-01 17:38       ` Eric S Fraga
2022-02-01 18:46 Eric Abrahamsen
2022-02-01 22:21 ` Eric S Fraga
2022-03-03 16:56   ` dal-blazej
2022-03-07  0:39     ` Andrew Cohen

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