bug#40280: gnus-cloud doesn't do anything useful

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bug#40280: gnus-cloud doesn't do anything useful

Mathieu Othacehe-2

Hello,

> Looking at how `newer' is calculated, it compares the group timestamp
> from the gnus-cloud message with the current time. It's not clear to me
> how that test is ever going to return `nil', unless I have a version of
> emacs running somewhere in the future that updates gnus-cloud.

I share the same conclusions on 26.3, the downloaded message is always
older than current time, and nothing happens.

The patch you are proposing fixes gnus cloud update for me.

Thanks,

Mathieu



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bug#40280: gnus-cloud doesn't do anything useful

Ted Zlatanov
On Tue, 09 Jun 2020 16:41:29 +0000 Ted Zlatanov <[hidden email]> wrote:

TZ> On Wed, 13 May 2020 12:21:42 +0200 Mathieu Othacehe <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>> Looking at how `newer' is calculated, it compares the group timestamp
>>> from the gnus-cloud message with the current time. It's not clear to me
>>> how that test is ever going to return `nil', unless I have a version of
>>> emacs running somewhere in the future that updates gnus-cloud.

MO> I share the same conclusions on 26.3, the downloaded message is always
MO> older than current time, and nothing happens.

MO> The patch you are proposing fixes gnus cloud update for me.

TZ> I agree this is a problem and agree with David's patch.

TZ> I've pushed the patch to branch scratch/tzz/dme/bug-40280-gnus-cloud-newest

TZ> I'll merge it into master and adjust any docs needed if I can get a
TZ> second review please :)

David, Mathieu:

The patch and commit message looked good so I've pushed this.

Please confirm the fix works well for you and I'll close the bug.

Thanks
Ted