Re: [Evolution-hackers] problems integrating evolution with tomboy
- From: Alex Graveley <alex beatniksoftware com>
- To: Not Zed <notzed ximian com>
- Cc: evolution-hackers ximian com, nat nat org
- Subject: Re: [Evolution-hackers] problems integrating evolution with tomboy
- Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 16:09:04 -0400
I don't want to look at attachments. I want to link to them.
On Sat, 2004-10-30 at 02:59 +0800, Not Zed wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-10-29 at 09:41 -0400, Alex Graveley wrote:
> > Hi,
> > So I've encountered the following issues when trying to support
> > copy/paste and drag 'n drop linking of mails to Tomboy notes...
> > Inside a Tomboy note I would like to show the subject, an icon
> > representing its replied-to status, and any flags or labels. Clicking a
> > linked mail should open it using the running evolution instance.
> > Currently I can only support showing the subject and opening, and those
> > are done only with gross hacks. To support the rest I would have to
> > parse camel summaries directly.
> > These are the main problems I see:
> > * For email drops, there is no mapping between the x-uid-list uris and
> > the uris that the mail component can open on the command line. So I
> > have to read and parse evo's gconf email account info, and manually map
> > the x-uid-list uris to accounts that I find, using mail backend-specific
> > uri matching.
> No, you shoudln't be using that type, it is an internal type. You
> should only use the uri-list or message types.
> > * There is no status blob passed in drops, so I must parse the mime
> > message directly to get the summary info (subject, sender, date, etc),
> > and support mbox format parsing when multiple messages are dropped. And
> > this still doesn't allow me to get at information like whether the
> > message has been responded-to or flagged as important.
> See above.
> > * No way to reference attachments. They are just copied to a temp file.
> > Not able to show an attachment in the mail message context I've seen it
> > (no x-uid-list for attachments).
> You have to parse the messages yourself if you want to look at the attachments.
> > * No way to be notified of changes to linked mails, such as deletion,
> > moving, replying, or flagging the existing email.
> No idea what you're doing, but it doesn't sound like its something you
> can do from an external application.
> > Also, it seems that none of the other components besides the mailer
> > support command line URI schemes (via the handleURI component call), so
> > there is no easy way for me to pop up the evolution dialogs for editing
> > a task, a contact, or a calendar item. Or to have these objects
> > displayed inside their respective components in a running evolution.
> > -Alex
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> Michael Zucchi <notzed ximian com>
> "born to die, live to work, it's
> all downhill from here"
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> Software Developer
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