Re: Compose window options



On 2003.03.13 20:55, Albrecht Dre├č wrote:
> Am 12.03.03 21:19 schrieb(en) Steffen Klemer:
>> Yes, it is a good patch (as far as I'm able to tell about this)
> 
> Thanks!  :-))

just the truth...

>> It has only one little disadvantage (but it's also possible that this 
>> has been in balsa for a longer time):
>> signed msgs with attachments aren't marked as including an attachment...
> 
> Oops, I didn't see that yet... I'll try to find & fix the reason for 
> that. I also saw that the "verbose" signature description will be 
> displayed only when clicking on it, but of course it should be shown 
> automatically when the message is selected. If a message contains an 
> embedded signed message/rfc822 part, *this* signature is displayed. 
> Strange.
> 
>> and perhaps it will be possible to enable a display of an (in)valid sig 
>> in the headers-pane?
> 
> Yes, the ui is still a real mess... I thought of either a line of text 
> or maybe a nice icon (think of mozilla's https indicator) in the headers 
> section.

or that way, just an indication whether valid or not...


> However, things are a lot more complicated if you remember that signed 
> messages may have nested messages included, which in turn may or may not 
> be signed. Included messages may again contain such objects, building a 
> complex tree... you get the picture. Unfortunately balsa completely 
> hides the internal structure of complex messages to the user. Concerning 
> signatures, it is now impossible to tell who actually signed which parts 
> of the mail (the only way to get this information is from the source 
> plus some knowledge of rfc2045 & friends!). While this will be not 
> critical for average users, it might be a real nightmare for the 
> paranoid.

Do we want to serve the paranoids?

> 
> So, imho, it is important the improve the message display in this 
> respect, maybe using a tree like sylpheed. I wrote a patch using a 
> different approach ~2 months ago (vertical lines according to the 
> nesting depth left to the message parts plus display of embedded message 
> headers), but it didn't make it into the code...

I don't think that a tree of attachments would be a real benefit from the 
usability-point...
the way attachments are handled are nice (perhaps the icons could behave 
like real ones (with drag 'n drop and things like that) and perhaps balsa 
could stay "scrolled-down" when clicking on an attachment and last but not 
least don't open it, when right-clicking....)
The only thing which has to be improved is handling of attached mails...
don't know but perhaps a first step would be "Open Attached msg in a new 
window"

cu
/Steffen

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