Problems with mailchecker

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at
Sun Jun 29 22:13:32 CEST 2003

On Tue, 17 Jun 2003 20:14:56 +0200
Bernhard Walle <Bernhard.Walle at> wrote:

> On Mon, 16 Jun 2003 at 14:12 (+0200), Bernhard Walle wrote:
> > if xfce is started, it takes more than 15 seconds until the
> > mailchecker does its work (the interval is set to 1). Is there any
> > way to make this faster?
> the problem seems to be not only after it's started but during the
> other time, too. I've set it up to one second and it takes sometimes
> about 5-10 seconds until the state is changed.
> Maybe the check function only runs when in idle? Does it work by the
> others?

It does run in an idle loop now, but I believe it had problems before I
changed it. It is easy code, perhaps someone could have a look?
There may be something wrong with the way file modification times are
compared or something. Especially short times don't seem to work
properly. I'll have a look at it some time next week.


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