Re: Mailbox tree bugs in 1.0-pre1
- From: Pawel Salek <pawsa TheoChem kth se>
- To: Ian Campbell <ijc25 cam ac uk>
- Cc: Frank Murphy <fmurphy bookface com>, balsa-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Mailbox tree bugs in 1.0-pre1
- Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 22:24:25 +0200 (CEST)
(sorry for misspellings, I am not used to azerty keyboqrds)
It is trivial to fix, I was looking at this code and even wondered why
IMAP mailnboxes are trearted differently. if we agree that they should
not, it's five minutes job. /Pawel (remotely)
On Mon, 9 Oct 2000, Ian
> On Mon, 02 Oct 2000 20:17:12 Frank Murphy wrote:
> > I've rpm upgraded from 0.9.5 to Balsa 1.0-pre1, and I feel I should
> > report
> > a couple of bugs I've noticed (that were around since 0.94, I think).
> > I use balsa primarily for IMAP mail reading (I also check my local mbox,
> > but just for machine errors). In the mailbox tree, I have about 20
> > mailboxes. On startup, only my IMAO inbox, Local mbox, and the standard
> > Balsa boxes (draft, out, sent, and trash) have the little mailbox icons.
> > I
> > filter my mail on the server side (with procmail), and when I select a
> > mailbox that has new mail in it, balsa adds a "full mailbox" icon, which
> > then persists as an empty mailbox icon until I restart balsa. For the
> > pretty factor, shouldn't all mailboxes have some icon? Or at least line
> > up
> > the text.
> It's a known (I think) Problem with IMAP stuff, someone should really fix
> it some day ;-)
> > A (potentially) related problem is that the mailbox tabs do not even
> > exist
> > until I select a mailbox from the tree. If these are that broken, perhaps
> > it should be removed.
> There should only be tabs for open mailboxes, so they won't exist - until
> you open a mailbox. ie it's supposed to be like that...
> > Also, when I select a mailbox that has unread mail, it changes color. I
> > understand that counting all the unread mail in each box every five
> > minutes, but how about checking for new messages and bolding the mailbox
> > name (or just giving a mailfull icon).
> Look in Prefs->Mail Options->Incoming, check the "Check mail every x
> minutes" box.
> > Under Preferences.../Mail Servers, there's a field for "remote
> > mailboxes".
> > These seem to be POP boxes (as opposed to IMAP). I would think that this
> > functionality would be better left in the "new mailbox" setup. (I'm not
> > sure that mailboxes are a preference. Perhaps a button to a milbox
> > editing
> > window?)
> POP mailboxes are different to IMAP ones, since they are downloaded into
> your local INBOX - that is why they are separate.
> > And a final small visual bug is that if you don't display both Icons and
> > Text in the iconbar, the Next Unread icon is the same as the next Icon.
> > (I
> > don't have a suggestion on what the icon should look like though.
> Perhaps next unread should be a double headed version of next, but I'm no
> artist ;-)
Pawel Salek (firstname.lastname@example.org) http://www.theochem.kth.se/~pawsa/
Theoretical Chemistry Division, KTH voice: +46 8 790-8202
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