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It's actually in a post above, but it seems the permalink to posts has disappeared...
Here's a copy/paste (spoiler: I messed up).
Sander Rossel wrote:
Apparently, I wasn't posting JSON at all...
The entire thing got posted as form data and that uses different deserialization rules for obvious(???) reasons
Changed the type of AJAX to JSON and 1.22 is now serialized as 1.22 (but 1,22 is completely invalid ).
Cross-platform too! I copied my profile from Win7 onto a USB, then to Ubuntu, now my primary machine. Works seamlessly. The only significant difference I noticed is that I get two copies of the "Master Password" dialog at startup. I think that's because I have two email accounts. And yes, it does RSS well, particularly using message filters.
Software rusts. Simon Stephenson, ca 1994. So does this signature. me, 2012
digging down in the stored email you will find the messages stored in plain text,
i.e. there's a files in there called Inbox, Inbox.msf (also Sent, Trash ...) The ones without extensions are your messages.
If for some weird reason thunderbird wont play (which is rare) you can read those files with nothing more than notepad/np++ and see messages - A bit messy for the html formatted but you can search for and find body text.
- in fact many other mail clients will recognise those files as RFC-whatevernumber email files and open them correctly.
as usual it's only microslop that does things differently, they broke [and attempted kill] that standard decades ago, and never fixed it.
Signature ready for installation. Please Reboot now.
it's very cool to see developers think this type of stuff through and solve it properly.
Of course, it probably does have to do with being very open and not trying to lock your data up in proprietary software so you can never move away from them.
I didn't even expect what I did (simple copy) to actually work and I was stunned when it did.
At some point this is thought to be too easy, too simple. So a developer comes up with a bright idea, perhaps to encode the emails because it is 'more secure', or to put it in XML because 'thats the way things are done these days' and he wants to put it on his CV, or to use some new technology, because its like playing with a new toy to him.
And it f***s up.
This is why oldversion.com exists. Because so many software engineers are twats, and I have worked with quite a few.
Th federal government is full of colons, and it doesn't work either. Maybe you're on to something.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013