Re: [Evolution] Losing folder defaults

On Tue, 2003-01-21 at 07:59, Arthur S. Alexion wrote:
On Saturday 18 January 2003 01:25 am, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
On Fri, 2003-01-17 at 20:52, Arthur S. Alexion wrote:
On Fri, 2003-01-17 at 17:26, Christine McLellan wrote:
Martin -

What do you mean by losing folder defaults? Do you mean which
folders are set as default mailbox, calendar, contacts, etc?  Or
something about each Exchange folder that you are viewing with
Evo such as the email columns, sort order, threading?  And are
these actual folders or vFolders?  Have you submitted a bug on
this at


I am not Martin, but I am experiencing the latter, mostly with my
"Threaded view" setting.  And no, I have not submitted a bug

this is mostly an FYI that may shine some light on some things.

the "Threaded view" setting is not global, it is per-folder.

opening a folder you've never opened before will use the global
setting (which is in the config.xmldb). I think it defaults to off.
There's actually no way to set this via the UI that I can recall, but
there used to be.


I have two copies of this,
~/evolution/config.xmldb &

Which one should I be editing to change the global defaults?

the first one. the second one just holds your passwords.

also, make sure you are running bonobo-conf 0.16, as that is the only
version of bonobo-conf that will reliably save config settings when
the system has write errors.

What is the best way to test my version?

rpm -qa | grep bonobo-conf

I guess

as another aside, if you are out of disk space - settings may not
necessarily be saved, depending on whether or not bonobo-conf-0.16 is
able to save a tenporary copy (in the ~/evolution/ directory, not

Disk space not an issue.


not sure any of these FYI's light up any lightbulbs as to why you may
be having problems.

now... assuming that doesn't solve it for ya, then the only other
explanation is that evolution-mail is not shutting down cleanly and
is thus not ever getting to the point where it flushes the settings
to disk. if you control-c or killev, this is likely the problem.

That happens sometimes as there are times when the "Evolution is 
closing..." box does not go away (for hours).  Other times, I may exit 
the window manager without exiting Evolution first.  BUT, this seems to 
happen even with a proper shutdown.



Jeffrey Stedfast
Evolution Hacker - Ximian, Inc.
fejj ximian com  -

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