Re: [Evolution-hackers] Mail VPaned vs. HPaned

On Sat, 2004-08-21 at 18:36 +0800, Not Zed wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-08-21 at 01:50 -0500, Hans Petter Jansson wrote: 

> > Ok, so I'd seriously like to see this feature in future evolution
> > releases; the ability to switch the mail component to use an HPaned to
> > split the mail list/preview space. It will make life better.

> > [...]

> It really needs a different vertical list layout or widget.  Even
> normally etable seems to add more space than it needs to.

Possibly. It would save some space, but make the UI less consistent, I
guess. Also it'd be a lot more work.

> > By the way, this reminds me of another feature I'd like to see in the
> > mail view: Thread subject compression. This would make it not show the
> > subject for mails in a thread where the parent and the child have the
> > same subject string (an added "Re: " does not count as a modification).
> > It'd make the list a *lot* less busy and make it easier to differentiate
> > the threads at a glance.

> i dont understand this last bit.  how would it make any difference,
> and what are you going to show instead, a blank line?  how would that
> make reading threads easier?

I'll see if I can come up with a mockup to illustrate it. It'd make the
list less busy, is all. (Yeah, I was thinking blank subjects).

Hans Petter

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