Re: [Evolution-hackers] UAM
- From: Srinivasa Ragavan <sragavan novell com>
- To: Sankar P <psankar novell com>
- Cc: evolution-hackers gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Evolution-hackers] UAM
- Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 11:57:44 +0530
On Tue, 2007-04-10 at 07:02 -0400, Sankar P wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-04-05 at 17:05 +0200, Diego Gonz�z wrote:
> > Hi,
> > i have been trying to remove the account manager from evolution and
> > write an application for it.
> Why ?
It is for SPLIT. We are trying to remove account manager from Mail.
Where to place it (Shell/Evolution or as a capplet) is in the discussion
If you have some good thoughts, share it with us :-)
> I am not sure what we want to achieve by creating another
> capplet/application for configuring a new account. Is it because we can
> pre-configure accounts ? (and that is the only thing that I could think
> of) IIRC, evolution-gconf-tools module and ximian-account-setup tool
> does this already.
> If simplifying the preferences is what you two are looking for, I think
> it will be sufficient if we just get rid of the instantaneous
> click-and-apply model and start using buttons to launch dialogs with
> not-so-commonly-used-options. Once we do not show all the options, the
> preferences will not look so crowded.
> As somebody was once mentioning, firefox also has as many configuration
> options as Evo has. And the way in which it is presented, (See attached
> Screenshot) makes it look simple whereas in Evo we show all the options,
> as in http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000734.html
> > This is the current state of affairs:
> > It is mostly working, i have removed some settings though as i though
> > some of them should be in the mailing component itself:
> > * Signatures
> Signatures are not part of Account Manager. The only thing that accounts
> and signature have in unison is that an account can have a default
> > * Defaults (it deals with stuff that is just for a mailer)
> > I'm temped to remove some other things such as:
> > Receiving options tab (it deals only with email, and thus it can be on
> > the mailing component itself)
> So where are you going to display all these ? Some of the information in
> the receiving options page is so imporatant that without it some
> account-types may not work at all (Like SOAP-Port for GW).
> > Other than that the beast is almost finished, i will post it as soon as
> > everything works.
> I don't understand the need for detaching the account setup from
> > Diego
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