Re: bugs & enhancements in 1.4.0

one more bug:

 - balsa seems to munge dates on some emails now.  whereas under
   1.2.4 these were fine, sometimes under 1.4.0 a date gets 
   interpreted (changed?) to something far in the past or into
   the future.  i have no idea why, but this has happened to me twice
   now.  on the one i'm looking at right now, it was listed as 1969.12.31
   in my Inbox, and after sending it to the Trash mailbox, the date gets
   reported as 2004.05.09 (communication from the future - 
   interesting :)...  from a cat of /var/mail/me the header looks like:

>From Wed Aug 21 18:01 MDT 2002
Received: from (ariel [])
        by zia.aoc.NRAO.EDU (8.9.3/8.9.3) with SMTP id SAA00896
        for <bbutler>; Wed, 21 Aug 2002 18:01:21 -0600 (MDT)
Message-Id: <200208220001.SAA00896@zia.aoc.NRAO.EDU>
From: (VLA Online System)
X-SMTP-Client: For VLA ModComps
Date: Thu Aug 22 01:01:21 2002
To: bbutler
Subject: tipper-results
Content-Type: text
Status: RO
Content-Length: 117451
Lines: 2092

   no funny business there that i can see...

and one more possible enhancement:

 - i'd like to have more control over printing.  it used to be that
   there was a PrintCommand switch under [Printing] in ~/.gnome/balsa
   but that doesn't seem to do anything any more, as far as i can tell
   (it makes no difference what i change it to).  it would be nice
   to have this (or some equivalent) back...

	-bryan butler
	 associate scientist
	 national radio astronomy observatory

On 2002.08.28 12:25 Bryan Butler wrote:
> all,
> so, i've been test-driving 1.4.0 this morning, and found
> several of what i would consider bugs, and several things
> that i would like to see added.
> bugs (in my own perception anyway):
>  - on startup, not all mailboxes are scanned in.  yes, i have
>    the 'Remember open mailboxes between sessions' selected.
>    it seems to only scan in the mailboxes in the main mail
>    directory (Inbox, Sentbox, Draftbox, Outbox, Trash), and
>    stops there (i have all the rest in subdirectories).
>  - after creating a new mailbox, the information on the old mailboxes
>    already there goes away ('Unread' and 'Total' messages).  i have
>    to click on each old mailbox again to get it to be re-scanned.
>  - try the following:
>     - start up balsa
>     - send a couple of test emails to yourself
>     - start up another balsa from another application (i use
>       balsa as my email client from galeon, so if i click on
>       a 'mailto' link in galeon, it fires up balsa via:
>       'balsa --compose="%t"') [this may work by simply starting
>       another balsa too]
>     - send an email from this second balsa to yourself
>    what happens then?  well, the email gets sent by the second
>    balsa, but so do the test emails from the *first* balsa.  so,
>    these emails get sent twice.  this is a major annoyance.  the
>    second instantiation of balsa should recognize that these emails
>    have *already* been sent.  BTW, this was also a bug in 1.2.4,
>    but i was hoping it would have been fixed by 1.4.0.  sigh...
> enhancements that i would like to see:
>  - make it possible to 'move' an entire thread to another mailbox
>    by clicking on the thread head and moving it.  either make this
>    a selectable preference or open up a dialog box for each move
>    of a message which has threaded messages under it.
>  - make a button/menu selection to 're-scan all mailboxes'.
>  - after 'commit current' or 'commit all', the numbering of the
>    messages is no longer consistent with what you would see from,
>    e.g., 'pine', or regular old vanilla 'mail'.  it would be nice,
>    after committing the mailbox, to re-scan it, i think (make it
>    a preference if you want, but it seems to me that it should be
>    the default) to make the numbering consistent.
> 	-bryan butler
> 	 associate scientist
> 	 national radio astronomy observatory
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