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 
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 


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