2 years agoMerge branch 'release'
David Bremner [Sun, 21 Jul 2019 19:15:19 +0000 (16:15 -0300)]
Merge branch 'release'

Debian upload 0.29.1-2

2 years agoMerge branch 'debian/unstable' into release
David Bremner [Sun, 21 Jul 2019 19:06:41 +0000 (16:06 -0300)]
Merge branch 'debian/unstable' into release

2 years agodebian: Changelog for re-upload to unstable debian/unstable archive/debian/0.29.1-2 debian/0.29.1-2
David Bremner [Sun, 21 Jul 2019 14:49:38 +0000 (11:49 -0300)]
debian: Changelog for re-upload to unstable

2 years agotest: count test files where all tests skipped
Tomi Ollila [Sat, 15 Jun 2019 14:28:44 +0000 (17:28 +0300)]
test: count test files where all tests skipped

Previously, when all tests were skipped on a test file, there were
no indication of this in the final results
Now count of the files where all tests were skipped is printed.

2 years agonotmuch-show: run uncrustify
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Wed, 3 Jul 2019 04:31:19 +0000 (00:31 -0400)]
notmuch-show: run uncrustify

This is the result of running:

    $ uncrustify --replace --config devel/uncrustify.cfg *.c *.h

In the top level source directory.  I was using uncrustify

I do not know why these changes were not caught in

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agotest: run uncrustify
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:55:45 +0000 (13:55 -0400)]
test: run uncrustify

This is the result of running:

    $ uncrustify --replace --config ../devel/uncrustify.cfg *.cc *.c *.h

in the test directory.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agotest: replace use of gdb with LD_PRELOAD shims in
David Bremner [Wed, 26 Jun 2019 16:23:37 +0000 (12:23 -0400)]
test: replace use of gdb with LD_PRELOAD shims in

This removes the dependency of this test script on gdb, and
considerably speeds up the running of the tests.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agotest: provide machinery to make and use test_shims
David Bremner [Wed, 26 Jun 2019 16:23:36 +0000 (12:23 -0400)]
test: provide machinery to make and use test_shims

These can be used e.g. to override return values for functions, in
place of the existing scripting of gdb.

This prepends to LD_PRELOAD rather than clobbering it, thanks to a
suggestion from Tomi Ollila.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agoemacs: add keywords to notmuch-emacs-mua.desktop
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Mon, 10 Jun 2019 01:44:39 +0000 (04:44 +0300)]
emacs: add keywords to notmuch-emacs-mua.desktop

Debian's lintian has an informational alert
desktop-entry-lacks-keywords-entry, which recommends including
Keywords= in a .desktop file.

I dug around a bit in /usr/share/applications/*.desktop to make sure
that we covered the range of keywords other e-mail applications are
using.  If anyone has other suggestions for keywords, they can add
them to this list.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agoMerge branch 'release'
David Bremner [Mon, 17 Jun 2019 05:07:45 +0000 (07:07 +0200)]
Merge branch 'release'

2 years agoconfigure: fix mktemp call for macOS
Ralph Seichter [Sun, 16 Jun 2019 15:18:47 +0000 (17:18 +0200)]
configure: fix mktemp call for macOS

Add missing template to mktemp, as required by macOS / OS X.

Signed-off-by: Ralph Seichter <>
2 years agolib: run uncrustify
uncrustify [Thu, 13 Jun 2019 10:55:35 +0000 (07:55 -0300)]
lib: run uncrustify

This is the result of running

     $ uncrustify --replace --config ../devel/uncrustify.cfg *.c *.h *.cc

in the lib directory

2 years agoparse-time-string: run uncrustify
uncrustify [Thu, 13 Jun 2019 10:35:36 +0000 (07:35 -0300)]
parse-time-string: run uncrustify

This is the result of running

     $ uncrustify --replace --config ../devel/uncrustify.cfg *.c *.h

in the parse-time-string directory

2 years agocompat: run uncrustify
uncrustify [Thu, 13 Jun 2019 10:34:25 +0000 (07:34 -0300)]
compat: run uncrustify

This is the result of running

     $ uncrustify --replace --config ../devel/uncrustify.cfg *.c *.h

in the compat directory

2 years agoutil: run uncrustify
uncrustify [Thu, 13 Jun 2019 10:33:13 +0000 (07:33 -0300)]
util: run uncrustify

This is the result of running

     $ uncrustify --replace --config ../devel/uncrustify.cfg *.c *.h

in the util directory

2 years agocli: run uncrustify
uncrustify [Thu, 13 Jun 2019 10:31:01 +0000 (07:31 -0300)]
cli: run uncrustify

This is the result of running

     $ uncrustify --replace --config devel/uncrustify.cfg *.c *.h

in the top level source directory

2 years agoCLI: replace some constructs with more uncrustify friendly ones
David Bremner [Wed, 12 Jun 2019 22:47:20 +0000 (19:47 -0300)]
CLI: replace some constructs with more uncrustify friendly ones

In particular
   - use (bool) instead of !!
   - cuddle the opening parens of function calls
   - add parens in some ternery operators

2 years agouncrustify: indent classes
David Bremner [Thu, 13 Jun 2019 10:50:44 +0000 (07:50 -0300)]
uncrustify: indent classes

With previous settings member functions / variables are moved to
column 0.

2 years agoSTYLE: document rules for calls, block comments, ternary ops
David Bremner [Wed, 12 Jun 2019 22:49:13 +0000 (19:49 -0300)]
STYLE: document rules for calls, block comments, ternary ops

2 years agocli: partial whitespace cleanup in notmuch-config.c
David Bremner [Fri, 14 Jun 2019 10:32:22 +0000 (07:32 -0300)]
cli: partial whitespace cleanup in notmuch-config.c

This avoids spurious tab to space conversion by uncrustify

2 years agobuild: drop variable HAVE_EMACS. use WITH_EMACS instead
David Bremner [Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:12:38 +0000 (21:12 -0300)]
build: drop variable HAVE_EMACS. use WITH_EMACS instead

The extra flexibility of having both HAVE_EMACS (for yes, there is an
emacs we can use) and WITH_EMACS (the user wants emacs support) lead
to confusion and bugs. We now just force WITH_EMACS to 0 if no
suitable emacs is detected.

2 years agoMerge branch 'release'
David Bremner [Tue, 11 Jun 2019 23:41:35 +0000 (20:41 -0300)]
Merge branch 'release'

2 years agodebian: changelog for 0.29.1-1 0.29.1 archive/debian/0.29.1-1 debian/0.29.1-1
David Bremner [Tue, 11 Jun 2019 23:16:48 +0000 (20:16 -0300)]
debian: changelog for 0.29.1-1

2 years agoNEWS: news for 0.29.1
David Bremner [Tue, 11 Jun 2019 23:15:04 +0000 (20:15 -0300)]
NEWS: news for 0.29.1

2 years agoversion: bump to 0.29.1
David Bremner [Tue, 11 Jun 2019 23:11:45 +0000 (20:11 -0300)]
version: bump to 0.29.1

2 years agoappend _unused to the expression defined using unused() macro
Tomi Ollila [Thu, 30 May 2019 19:56:14 +0000 (22:56 +0300)]
append _unused to the expression defined using unused() macro

This way if variables defined using unused() macro are actually
used then code will not compile...

- removed unused usage around one argc and one argv since those
  were used

- changed one unused (char *argv[]) to unused (char **argv) to
  work with modified unused() macro definition

2 years agodebian: Add appropriate substitution variables to debian/control
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Mon, 10 Jun 2019 01:22:51 +0000 (04:22 +0300)]
debian: Add appropriate substitution variables to debian/control

Without this change, dh_gencontrol emits:

dpkg-gencontrol: warning: package python-notmuch: substitution variable ${python:Provides} unused, but is defined
dpkg-gencontrol: warning: package python-notmuch: substitution variable ${python:Versions} unused, but is defined
dpkg-gencontrol: warning: package notmuch-mutt: substitution variable ${perl:Depends} unused, but is defined

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agodebian: bump Standards-Version to 4.3.0 (no changes needed)
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Mon, 10 Jun 2019 01:22:50 +0000 (04:22 +0300)]
debian: bump Standards-Version to 4.3.0 (no changes needed)

/usr/share/doc/debian-policy/upgrading-checklist.txt.gz suggests that
notmuch is already compliant with debian-policy 4.3.0.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agofix misspelling
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Mon, 10 Jun 2019 01:25:26 +0000 (04:25 +0300)]
fix misspelling

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agodebian: enable build hardening features
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Mon, 10 Jun 2019 01:35:03 +0000 (04:35 +0300)]
debian: enable build hardening features

Debian's build hardening toolchain options produce binary artifacts
that are more resistant to compromise.  The most visible change for
notmuch today is likely to be the addition of the "bindnow" linker
flag, which contributes to making the "Global Offset Table" fully

See for more details.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agotest: consistent style. zero forks.
Tomi Ollila [Mon, 10 Jun 2019 18:39:23 +0000 (21:39 +0300)]
test: consistent style. zero forks.

- all variables in $((...)) without leading $
- all comparisons use -gt, -eq or -ne
- no -a nor -o inside [ ... ] expressions
- all indentation levels using one tab

Dropped unnecessary empty string check when reading results files.

Replaced pluralize() which was executed in subshell with
pluralize_s(). pluralize_s sets $s to 's' or '' based on value of
$1. Calls to pluralize_s are done in context of current shell, so
no forks to subshells executed.

2 years agodoc: Don't install emacs docs when they are not built
David Bremner [Mon, 10 Jun 2019 10:11:50 +0000 (07:11 -0300)]
doc: Don't install emacs docs when they are not built

In 40b025 we stopped building the notmuch-emacs documentation if
HAVE_EMACS=0 (i.e. no emacs was detected by configure). Unfortunately
we continued to try to install the (non-existent) documentation, which
causes build/install failures.

As a bonus, we also avoid installing the documentation if the user
configures --without-emacs.

Thanks to Ralph Seichter for reporting the problem, and testing
previous versions of this fix.

2 years agodoc: don't build for configure --without-emacs
David Bremner [Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:06:57 +0000 (21:06 -0300)]
doc: don't build for configure --without-emacs

Since the docstrings are not built in the case of --without-emacs,
even if emacs is detected, don't let sphinx build the emacs docs. This
avoids a large number of error messages due to missing includes. It's
actually a bit surprising sphinx doesn't generate an error for the
missing include files.

2 years agotest: signature verification during decryption (session keys)
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Thu, 30 May 2019 00:09:44 +0000 (20:09 -0400)]
test: signature verification during decryption (session keys)

When the user knows the signer's key, we want "notmuch show" to be
able to verify the signature of an encrypted and signed message
regardless of whether we are using a stashed session key or not.

I wrote this test because I was surprised to see signature
verification failing when viewing some encrypted messages after
upgrading to GPGME 1.13.0-1 in debian experimental.

The added tests here all pass with GPGME 1.12.0, but the final test
fails with 1.13.0, due to some buggy updates to GPGME upstream: see for more details.

While the bug needs to be fixed in GPGME, notmuch's test suite needs
to make sure that GMime is doing what we expect it to do; i was a bit
surprised that it hadn't caught the problem, hence this patch.

I've fixed this bug in debian experimental with gpgme 1.13.0-2, so the
tests should pass on any debian system.  I've also fixed it in the
gpgme packages (1.13.0-2~ppa1) in the ubuntu xenial PPA
(ppa:notmuch/notmuch) that notmuch uses for Travis CI.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agoperf-tests: #!/bin/bash -> #!/usr/bin/env bash
William Casarin [Fri, 31 May 2019 18:32:50 +0000 (11:32 -0700)]
perf-tests: #!/bin/bash -> #!/usr/bin/env bash

I couldn't run the performance tests on my machines due to a hardcoded
bash path. Use env for finding bash in weird systems like NixOS.

Signed-off-by: William Casarin <>
2 years agodebian: fix desktop install archive/debian/0.29-2 debian/0.29-2
David Bremner [Fri, 7 Jun 2019 10:06:22 +0000 (07:06 -0300)]
debian: fix desktop install

Previous version expected full upstream install to be run, and also
caused lintian whine about the the desktop file being in a different
package than the script. I'm not sure they shouldn't both be in
elpa-notmuch, but I can see how they should be together.

2 years agodebian: install desktop file 0.29 debian/0.29-1
David Bremner [Fri, 7 Jun 2019 00:35:28 +0000 (21:35 -0300)]
debian: install desktop file

2 years agoNEWS: set release date for 0.29
David Bremner [Fri, 7 Jun 2019 00:29:45 +0000 (21:29 -0300)]
NEWS: set release date for 0.29

2 years agoversion: bump to 0.29
David Bremner [Fri, 7 Jun 2019 00:27:35 +0000 (21:27 -0300)]
version: bump to 0.29

2 years agodebian: start changelog for 0.29-1
David Bremner [Fri, 7 Jun 2019 00:23:29 +0000 (21:23 -0300)]
debian: start changelog for 0.29-1

2 years agodebian: install logo
David Bremner [Fri, 7 Jun 2019 00:14:48 +0000 (21:14 -0300)]
debian: install logo

Thanks to Tim Retout for the patch

2 years agoNEWS: add Emacs front end changes by various people.
David Bremner [Wed, 5 Jun 2019 23:46:01 +0000 (20:46 -0300)]
NEWS: add Emacs front end changes by various people.

These are most of the remaining emacs related chagnes.

2 years agoNEWS: add a note about protected headers
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Wed, 29 May 2019 19:13:21 +0000 (15:13 -0400)]
NEWS: add a note about protected headers

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agodebian: changelog for 0.29~rc1-1 0.29_rc1 archive/debian/0.29_rc1-1 debian/0.29_rc1-1
David Bremner [Mon, 3 Jun 2019 11:10:19 +0000 (08:10 -0300)]
debian: changelog for 0.29~rc1-1

2 years agoversion: bump to 0.29~rc1
David Bremner [Mon, 3 Jun 2019 11:08:00 +0000 (08:08 -0300)]
version: bump to 0.29~rc1

2 years agodoc: use separate doctrees for distinct builders
David Bremner [Sat, 1 Jun 2019 02:24:52 +0000 (23:24 -0300)]
doc: use separate doctrees for distinct builders

It seems our previous attempt with order-only targets was not
sufficient to avoid problems with sphinx-builds doctree cache [0].
Looking around at other people's approaches [1], using separate
doctrees was suggested. I guess there might be a slight loss of
efficiency, but it seems more robust.

[0]: build failures were first noticed in Debian experimental, but I was able to duplicate it in
     my usual build environment about 1 in 8 builds.

[1]: in particular

2 years agodebian: changelog for 0.29~rc0-1 0.29_rc0 archive/debian/0.29_rc0-1 debian/0.29_rc0-1
David Bremner [Fri, 31 May 2019 11:16:34 +0000 (08:16 -0300)]
debian: changelog for 0.29~rc0-1

2 years agoversion: bump to 0.29~rc0
David Bremner [Fri, 31 May 2019 11:11:12 +0000 (08:11 -0300)]
version: bump to 0.29~rc0

2 years agomime-node: be clearer about decryption
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Fri, 31 May 2019 01:18:53 +0000 (21:18 -0400)]
mime-node: be clearer about decryption

Part 0 of a multipart/encrypted object is
GMIME_MULTIPART_ENCRYPTED_CONTENT.  Using the name for what we want
describes our intent more clearly than using a magic number in the

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agotest: update test description.
David Bremner [Wed, 29 May 2019 11:40:02 +0000 (08:40 -0300)]
test: update test description.

I missed this fix in dkg's revisions.

2 years agocli/reply: pull proposed subject line from the message, not the index
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Sun, 26 May 2019 22:16:10 +0000 (18:16 -0400)]
cli/reply: pull proposed subject line from the message, not the index

Protected subject lines were being emitted in reply when the cleartext
of documents was indexed.  create_reply_message() was pulling the
subject line from the index, rather than pulling it from the
GMimeMessage object that it already has on hand.

This one-line fix to notmuch-reply.c solves that problem, and doesn't
cause any additional tests to fail.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agotest: reply (in cli and emacs) should protect indexed sensitive headers
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Sun, 26 May 2019 22:16:09 +0000 (18:16 -0400)]
test: reply (in cli and emacs) should protect indexed sensitive headers

These tests are currently broken!  When a protected subject is indexed
in the clear, it leaks in the reply headers :(

For emacs, we set up separate tests for when the protected header is
indexed in the clear and when it is unindexed.  neither case should
leak, but the former wasn't tested yet.

We will fix the two broken tests in a subsequent patch.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agotest: emacs/show: ensure that protected headers appear as expected
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Sun, 26 May 2019 22:16:08 +0000 (18:16 -0400)]
test: emacs/show: ensure that protected headers appear as expected

This tests notmuch-show; headers appear appropriately based on the
setting of notmuch-crypto-process-mime.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agotest: ensure that protected headers appear in notmuch-emacs search as expected
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Sun, 26 May 2019 22:16:07 +0000 (18:16 -0400)]
test: ensure that protected headers appear in notmuch-emacs search as expected

We initially test only notmuch-search; tests for other functionality
come in different patchsets later.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agotest: try indexing nested messages and protected headers
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Sun, 26 May 2019 22:16:06 +0000 (18:16 -0400)]
test: try indexing nested messages and protected headers

We want to make sure that internally-forwarded messages don't end up
"bubbling up" when they aren't actually the cryptographic payload.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agotest: after reindexing, only legitimate protected subjects are searchable
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Sun, 26 May 2019 22:16:05 +0000 (18:16 -0400)]
test: after reindexing, only legitimate protected subjects are searchable

This test scans for all the possible protected headers (including
bogus/broken ones) that are present in the protected-headers corpus,
trying to make sure that only the ones that are not broken or
malformed show up in a search after re-indexing.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agotest: protected headers should work when both encrypted and signed.
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Sun, 26 May 2019 22:16:04 +0000 (18:16 -0400)]
test: protected headers should work when both encrypted and signed.

Up to this point, we've tested protected headers on messages that have
either been encrypted or signed, but not both.

This adds a couple tests of signed+encrypted messages, one where the
subject line is masked (outside subject line is "Subject Unavailable")
and another where it is not (outside Subject: matches inner Subject:)

See the discussion at
for more details about the nuances between signed, stripped, and
stubbed headers.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agoindexing: record protected subject when indexing cleartext
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Mon, 27 May 2019 22:40:28 +0000 (18:40 -0400)]
indexing: record protected subject when indexing cleartext

When indexing the cleartext of an encrypted message, record any
protected subject in the database, which should make it findable and
visible in search.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agocli/reply: ensure encrypted Subject: line does not leak in the clear
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Sun, 26 May 2019 22:16:02 +0000 (18:16 -0400)]
cli/reply: ensure encrypted Subject: line does not leak in the clear

Now that we can decrypt headers, we want to make sure that clients
using "notmuch reply" to prepare a reply don't leak cleartext in their
subject lines.  In particular, the ["reply-headers"]["Subject"] should
by default show the external Subject.

A replying MUA that intends to protect the Subject line should show
the user the Subject from ["original"]["headers"]["Subject"] instead
of using ["reply-headers"]["Subject"].

This minor asymmetry with "notmuch show" is intentional.  While both
tools always render the cleartext subject line when they know it (in
["headers"]["Subject"] for "notmuch show" and in
["original"]["headers"]["Subject"] for "notmuch reply"), "notmuch
reply" should never leak something that should stay under encrypted
cover in "reply-headers".

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agotest: show cryptographic envelope information for signed mails
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Sun, 26 May 2019 22:16:01 +0000 (18:16 -0400)]
test: show cryptographic envelope information for signed mails

Make sure that we emit the correct cryptographic envelope status for
cleartext signed messages.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agotest: add test for missing external subject
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Sun, 26 May 2019 22:16:00 +0000 (18:16 -0400)]
test: add test for missing external subject

Adding another test to ensure that we handle protected headers
gracefully when no external subject is present.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agocli/show: add information about which headers were protected
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Mon, 27 May 2019 22:14:16 +0000 (18:14 -0400)]
cli/show: add information about which headers were protected

The header-mask member of the per-message crypto object allows a
clever UI frontend to mark whether a header was protected (or not).
And if it was protected, it contains enough information to show useful
detail to an interested user.  For example, an MUA could offer a "show
what this message's Subject looked like on the wire" feature in expert

As before, we only handle Subject for now, but we might be able to
handle other headers in the future.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
Amended by db: tweaked schemata notation.

2 years agocli/show: emit payload subject instead of outside subject
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Sun, 26 May 2019 22:15:58 +0000 (18:15 -0400)]
cli/show: emit payload subject instead of outside subject

Correctly fix the two outstanding tests so that the protected (hidden)
subject is properly reported.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agocli/show: add tests for viewing protected headers
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Sun, 26 May 2019 22:15:57 +0000 (18:15 -0400)]
cli/show: add tests for viewing protected headers

Here we add several variant e-mail messages, some of which have
correctly-structured protected headers, and some of which do not.  The
goal of the tests is to ensure that the right protected subjects get

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agotest: new test framework to compare json parts
Jameson Graef Rollins [Mon, 27 May 2019 18:35:10 +0000 (18:35 +0000)]
test: new test framework to compare json parts

This makes it easier to write fairly compact, readable tests of json
output, without needing to sanitize away parts that we don't care

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agoutil/crypto: add information about the payload part
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Sun, 26 May 2019 22:15:55 +0000 (18:15 -0400)]
util/crypto: add information about the payload part

When walking the MIME tree, if we discover that we are at the
cryptographic payload, then we would like to record at least the
Subject header of the current MIME part.

In the future, we might want to record many other headers as well, but
for now we will stick with just the Subject.

for more description of the Cryptographic Payload vs. the
Cryptographic Envelope.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agocli/show: emit headers after emitting body
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Sun, 26 May 2019 22:15:54 +0000 (18:15 -0400)]
cli/show: emit headers after emitting body

This paves the way for emitting protected headers after verification
and decryption, because it means that the headers will only be emitted
after the body has been parsed.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agoNEWS: note parallel test suite
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Mon, 27 May 2019 23:08:18 +0000 (19:08 -0400)]
NEWS: note parallel test suite

2 years agoNEWS: include information about per-message cryptographic status
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Mon, 27 May 2019 23:08:17 +0000 (19:08 -0400)]
NEWS: include information about per-message cryptographic status

2 years agoNEWS: News for my changes for 0.29
David Bremner [Mon, 27 May 2019 10:46:55 +0000 (07:46 -0300)]
NEWS: News for my changes for 0.29

These could be expanded in future commits.

2 years agotest: report summary even when aborting
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Sun, 26 May 2019 15:03:13 +0000 (11:03 -0400)]
test: report summary even when aborting

In certain cases of test suite failure, the summary report was not
being printed.  In particular, any failure on the parallel test suite,
and any aborted test in the serialized test suite would end up hiding
the summary.

It's better to always show the summary where we can (while preserving
the return code).  If we do abort due to this high-level failure,
though, we should also announce to the user that we're doing so as
close to the end of the process as possible, to make it easier to find
the problem.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agoNEWS: The minimum supported major version of Emacs is now 24.
Tomi Ollila [Sun, 26 May 2019 13:49:48 +0000 (16:49 +0300)]
NEWS: The minimum supported major version of Emacs is now 24.

2 years agocli/show: emit new whole-message crypto status output
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Sat, 25 May 2019 18:04:06 +0000 (14:04 -0400)]
cli/show: emit new whole-message crypto status output

This allows MUAs that don't want to think about per-mime-part
cryptographic status to have a simple high-level overview of the
message's cryptographic state.

Sensibly structured encrypted and/or signed messages will work fine
with this.  The only requirement for the simplest encryption + signing
is that the message have all of its encryption and signing protection
(the "cryptographic envelope") in a contiguous set of MIME layers at
the very outside of the message itself.

This is because messages with some subparts signed or encrypted, but
with other subparts with no cryptographic protection is very difficult
to reason about, and even harder for the user to make sense of or work

For further characterization of the Cryptographic Envelope and some of
the usability tradeoffs, see here:

2 years agomime-node: track whole-message crypto state while walking the tree
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Sat, 25 May 2019 18:04:05 +0000 (14:04 -0400)]
mime-node: track whole-message crypto state while walking the tree

Deliberately populate the message's cryptographic status while walking
the MIME tree from the CLI.

Note that the additional numchild argument added to _mime_node_create
is a passthrough needed to be able to adequately populate the crypto
state object.

2 years agocli: expose message-wide crypto status from mime-node
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Sat, 25 May 2019 18:04:04 +0000 (14:04 -0400)]
cli: expose message-wide crypto status from mime-node

The mime node context (a per-message context) gains a cryptographic
status object, and the mime_node_t object itself can return a view on
that status to an interested party.

The status is not yet populated, and for now we can keep that view
read-only, so that it can only be populated/modified during MIME tree

2 years agoutil/crypto: _notmuch_message_crypto: tracks message-wide crypto state
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Sat, 25 May 2019 18:04:03 +0000 (14:04 -0400)]
util/crypto: _notmuch_message_crypto: tracks message-wide crypto state

E-mail encryption and signatures reported by notmuch are at the MIME
part level.  This makes sense in the dirty details, but for users we
need to have a per-message conception of the cryptographic state of
the e-mail.  (see for more
discussion of why this is important).

The object created in this patch is a useful for tracking the
cryptographic state of the underlying message as a whole, based on a
depth-first search of the message's MIME structure.

This object stores a signature list of the message, but we don't
handle it yet.  Further patches in this series will make use of the
signature list.

2 years agoemacs: Drop content-free "Unknown signature status" button
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Mon, 22 Apr 2019 17:18:14 +0000 (13:18 -0400)]
emacs: Drop content-free "Unknown signature status" button

When we have not been able to evaluate the signature status of a given
MIME part, showing a content-free (and interaction-free) "[ Unknown
signature status ]" button doesn't really help the user at all, and
takes up valuable screen real-estate.

A visual reminder that a given message is *not* signed isn't helpful
unless it is always present, in which case we'd want to see "[ Unknown
signature status ]" buttons on all messages, even ones that don't have
a signing structure, but i don't think we want that.

Amended by db to drop the unused initialization of 'label'

2 years agotest: allow disabling timeout with NOTMUCH_TEST_TIMEOUT=0
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Mon, 20 May 2019 23:25:35 +0000 (19:25 -0400)]
test: allow disabling timeout with NOTMUCH_TEST_TIMEOUT=0

To aid in diagnosing test suite tooling that interacts poorly with
coreutils' timeout, it's handy to be able to bypass it entirely.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agodoc: document user header indexing.
David Bremner [Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:08:48 +0000 (09:08 -0400)]
doc: document user header indexing.

It's a bit odd that the primary documentation is in notmuch-config,
but it is consistent with the "query:" prefix.

2 years agolib/database: index user headers.
David Bremner [Tue, 26 Feb 2019 02:10:29 +0000 (22:10 -0400)]
lib/database: index user headers.

This essentially involves calling _notmuch_message_gen_terms once for
each user defined header.

2 years agolib: support user prefix names in term generation
David Bremner [Tue, 26 Feb 2019 01:57:40 +0000 (21:57 -0400)]
lib: support user prefix names in term generation

This should not change the indexing process yet as nothing calls
_notmuch_message_gen_terms with a user prefix name. On the other hand,
it should not break anything either.

_notmuch_database_prefix does a linear walk of the list of (built-in)
prefixes, followed by a logarithmic time search of the list of user
prefixes. The latter is probably not really noticable.

2 years agolib: cache user prefixes in database object
David Bremner [Sat, 17 Nov 2018 14:09:00 +0000 (10:09 -0400)]
lib: cache user prefixes in database object

This will be used to avoid needing a database access to resolve a db
prefix from the corresponding UI prefix (e.g. when indexing). Arguably
the setup of the separate header map does not belong here, since it is
about indexing rather than querying, but we currently don't have any
other indexing setup to do.

2 years agolib: setup user headers in query parser
David Bremner [Sat, 17 Nov 2018 14:08:59 +0000 (10:08 -0400)]
lib: setup user headers in query parser

These tests will need to be updated if the Xapian
query print/debug format changes.

2 years agocli/config: check syntax of user configured field names
David Bremner [Wed, 27 Mar 2019 10:13:31 +0000 (07:13 -0300)]
cli/config: check syntax of user configured field names

These restrictions are meant to prevent incompatibilities with the
Xapian query parser (which will split at non-word characters) and
clashes with future notmuch builtin fields.

2 years agocli/config: support user header index config
David Bremner [Sat, 17 Nov 2018 14:08:58 +0000 (10:08 -0400)]
cli/config: support user header index config

We don't do anything with this configuration information information
yet, but nonetheless add a couple of regression tests to make sure we
don't break standard functionality when we do use the configuration

2 years agocli/config: refactor _stored_in_db
David Bremner [Sat, 17 Nov 2018 14:08:57 +0000 (10:08 -0400)]
cli/config: refactor _stored_in_db

This will make it easier to add other prefixes that are stored in the
database, compared to special casing each one as "query." was. This
commit also adds the ability to validate keys with a given
prefix. This ability will be used in a future commit.

2 years agoutil: add unicode_word_utf8
David Bremner [Tue, 26 Mar 2019 02:07:24 +0000 (23:07 -0300)]
util: add unicode_word_utf8

This originally use Xapian::Unicode::is_wordchar, but that forces
clients to link directly to libxapian, which seems like it might be
busywork if nothing else.

2 years agoemacs: make notmuch-search-interactive-region obsolete
Leo Vivier [Mon, 20 May 2019 12:21:13 +0000 (14:21 +0200)]
emacs: make notmuch-search-interactive-region obsolete

`notmuch-search-interactive-region' was moved to notmuch-lib.el in
f3cba19f882471a396a6b6175a709ccd1f6f34a0 and renamed to
`notmuch-interactive-region' without making the old function
obsolete, thereby breaking user-commands which made use of it.

This commit marks the function as obsolete and makes it an alias for
the new function.

2 years agon_m_remove_indexed_terms: reduce number of Xapian API calls.
David Bremner [Tue, 16 Apr 2019 01:46:16 +0000 (22:46 -0300)]
n_m_remove_indexed_terms: reduce number of Xapian API calls.

Previously this functioned scanned every term attached to a given
Xapian document. It turns out we know how to read only the terms we
need to preserve (and we might have already done so). This commit
replaces many calls to Xapian::Document::remove_term with one call to
::clear_terms, and a (typically much smaller) number of calls to
::add_term. Roughly speaking this is based on the assumption that most
messages have more text than they have tags.

According to the performance test suite, this yields a roughly 40%
speedup on "notmuch reindex '*'"

2 years colors to test output when parallel(1) is run on tty
Tomi Ollila [Wed, 8 May 2019 18:51:47 +0000 (21:51 +0300)] colors to test output when parallel(1) is run on tty

Done via $COLORS_WITHOUT_TTY environment variable as passing options
to commands through parallel(1) does not look trivial.

Reorganized color checking in a bit for this (perhaps
were not fully necessary but rest still an improvement):

  - color checking commands in subshell are not run before arg parsing
    (args may disable colors with --no-color)

  - [ -t 1 ] is checked before forking subshell

2 years "tidied" emacs_deliver_message ()
Tomi Ollila [Thu, 16 May 2019 20:43:51 +0000 (23:43 +0300)] "tidied" emacs_deliver_message ()

Added initialization and checking of smtp_dummy_port
like it was done with smtp_dummy_pid.

Made those function-local variables.

One 8 spaces to tab consistency conversion.

And last, but definitely not least; while doing above
noticed that there were quite a few double-quoted strings
where $@ was in the middle of it -- replaced those with $*
for robustness ("...$@..." expands params to separate words,
"...$*..." params expands to single word).

2 years agotest: redirect STDIN from /dev/null
Tomi Ollila [Tue, 21 May 2019 20:17:02 +0000 (23:17 +0300)]
test: redirect STDIN from /dev/null

Without this stdin may be anything that parent process provided for it.

Test processes might have tried to read something from it, which would
have caused undeterministic behavior.

E.g. gdb(1) tries to do tty related ioctls on fd 0 (and fd 1 and fd 2,
but those are redirected to 'test.output' before test runs).

2 years agoconfigure: make _check_session_keys work with an as-needed linker
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Mon, 20 May 2019 20:52:01 +0000 (16:52 -0400)]
configure: make _check_session_keys work with an as-needed linker

When using a promiscuous linker, _check_session_keys was working fine.

But some OSes (including some versions of Ubuntu) have set their
linker to always link in "--as-needed" mode, which means that the
order of the objects linked is relevant.  If a library is loaded
before it is needed, that library will no longer be linked in the
final outcome.  _check_session_keys.c was failing on those systems.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agoconfigure: handle TEMP_GPG more robustly
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Mon, 20 May 2019 20:52:00 +0000 (16:52 -0400)]
configure: handle TEMP_GPG more robustly

We never want ./configure to try to do something with an unassigned
variable.  So, make the directory $TEMP_GPG at the start of the
testing of session-key handling, and clean it up afterwards as long as
the directory exists.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agoconfigure: better error handling on session key check.
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Mon, 20 May 2019 20:51:59 +0000 (16:51 -0400)]
configure: better error handling on session key check.

There are a few changes bundled here:

 * say "No." explicitly if there's a failure.

 * try to avoid implying that gpgme-config is necessary to build
   notmuch itself (it's not, though it may be useful if you need to
   rebuild gmime).

 * leave _check_session_keys and _check_session_keys.c around if
   ./configure fails, so that the user can play with it more easily
   for debugging.

 * let error messages show when _check_session_keys.c is built.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
Amended by DB: use command -v instead of which.

2 years agotest/emacs: revert invalid-from test to pre-86f89385 behaviour
David Bremner [Sun, 12 May 2019 02:45:59 +0000 (20:45 -0600)]
test/emacs: revert invalid-from test to pre-86f89385 behaviour

To the best of my understanding, this original behaviour was what
Carl's homebrew parser produced. With commit 86f89385 Austin switched
to using GMime (2.6). This produced arguably worse results, but since
the input was bad, we could live with it. Now with GMime 3.0 we are
getting the original results again, and there is no reason to consider
this test broken.

2 years agoconfigure: Ensure that GMime can extract session keys
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Mon, 6 May 2019 20:16:55 +0000 (16:16 -0400)]
configure: Ensure that GMime can extract session keys

GMime 3.0 and higher can extract session keys, but it will *not*
extract session keys if it was built with --disable-crypto, or if it
was built against GPGME version < 1.8.0.

Notmuch currently expects to be able to extract session keys, and
tests will fail if it is not possible, so we ensure that this is the
case during ./configure time.

Part of this feels awkward because notmuch doesn't directly depend on
gpg at all.  Rather, it depends on GMime, and the current
implementation of GMime depends on GPGME for its crypto, and GPGME in
turn depends on gpg.

So the use of gpg in ./configure isn't actually introducing a new
dependency, though if a future version of GMime were ever to move away
from GnuPG, we might need to reconsider.

Note that this changeset depends on , which supplies the
rfc822 message test/corpora/crypto/basic-encrypted.eml used in it.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agotests: fail and report when a parallel build fails (or times out)
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Mon, 20 May 2019 17:20:57 +0000 (13:20 -0400)]
tests: fail and report when a parallel build fails (or times out)

When a parallel build fails (or when it times out, if timeout is
present), the test suite should not blithely succeed.  Catch these
failures and at least report them.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agotests: make timeout configurable with NOTMUCH_TEST_TIMEOUT (default: 2m)
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Mon, 20 May 2019 17:20:56 +0000 (13:20 -0400)]
tests: make timeout configurable with NOTMUCH_TEST_TIMEOUT (default: 2m)

The current 2 minute timeout is reasonable, but to exercise the test
suite or induce timeout failures, we might want to make it shorter.
This makes it configurable so you can run (for example):

    make check NOTMUCH_TEST_TIMEOUT=10s

We stick with the default of 2m.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
2 years agotest: show what emacs sees of an encrypted message when crypto is disabled
Daniel Kahn Gillmor [Mon, 22 Apr 2019 17:18:13 +0000 (13:18 -0400)]
test: show what emacs sees of an encrypted message when crypto is disabled

Some users may set notmuch-crypto-process-mime to nil, disabling all
crypto use.  We should have a baseline for what that looks like.