Re: GNOME 2.10: replacing the Inbox Monitor

On Sat, 2004-10-09 at 12:59 +0100, Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro wrote:
> S� 2004-10-09 �13:08 +0200, Rodrigo Moya escreveu:
> > On Sat, 2004-10-09 at 04:19 +0200, Jean-Yves Lefort wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > I propose to replace the Inbox Monitor applet with Mail Notification
> > > (, which is superior in terms of
> > > security, features, usability and standards compliance.
> > > 
> > haven't seen any mention on the website about evolution. And I wonder,
> > now that evo is part of GNOME, wouldn't it make more sense to have the
> > inbox monitor applet monitor the Evolution mail accounts rather than ask
> > for the same configuration again?
>   I completely agree with this.  I certainly wouldn't want to copy mail
> email account configuration to several programs.  Not to mention
> duplicated imap/pop connections, consuming bandwith.  Not to mention if
> I have evolution download mails through pop, the external email
> notitifcation program would be left with nothing to monitor.  But IMHO,
> it's evolution that is at fault here.  A decent email notification
> system should come built into evolution by default.  That sound
> notification that it supports certainly doesn't count as 'decent'.

EPlugin provides a new mail notification event that a plugin could
easily emit a DBUS event for, current issue is that Evolution needs to
be running for this to happen.

One idea might be for the applet to use camel, since we are getting to
the point of splitting it out, however this would likely kill KDE

JP Rosevear <jpr novell com>
Novell, Inc.

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