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

> > > 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).

IIRC this was discussed some months ago, with a way better UI than just
blank subjects -- which basically does nothing.

The proposed mail list UI was a dynamic multiline list, something like
this (granted, the ASCII art I remember did look better):

[+] [Evolution-hackers] Mail VPaned vs. HPaned
 |  Hans Petter Jansson <hpj ximian com>
 |--[+] Not Zed <notzed ximian com>
 |   |
 |   +----  Hans Petter Jansson <hpj ximian com>
 +----  Not Zed <notzed ximian com>


char *t="\10pse\0r\0dtu\0  ghno\x4e\xc8\x79\xf4\xab\x51\x8a\x10\xf4\xf4\xc4";
main(){ char h,m=h=*t++,*x=t+2*h,c,i,l=*x,s=0; for (i=0;i<l;i++){ i%8? c<<=1:
(c=*++x); c&128 && (s+=h); if (!(h>>=1)||!t[s+h]){ putchar(t[s]);h=m;s=0; }}}

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