Re: [Evolution] Evolution keeps stalling on me

On Mon, 2008-10-27 at 01:46 -0400, Paul Smith wrote:
On Mon, 2008-10-27 at 00:50 -0400, jim wrote:
Thanks Patrick. I may end up making this icon myself as it seems to
lock up all the time for me. Does anyone have any explanations or
solution to this Evolution instability??

I've had this a few releases ago, but since Evo 2.20 and especially 2.22
I haven't seen anything like this anymore.  I have my Evo running for
days or weeks and it works very well, with only a few minor glitches
every now and then.  I haven't upgraded to 2.24 yet.

I'm using it to read both IMAP and Exchange email accounts, and I'm
running Ubuntu Hardy (8.04) FWIW.

I imagine that's the experience of most people, or something would have
been done about it by now. I have one low-traffic POP account on my
ISP's server, a main IMAP account on my university server, and a Gmail
IMAP account with a lot of list traffic. There are known issues (or
rather questions) about Gmail's IMAP implementation, and my local
connectivity isn't that good (1Mbps ADSL; upping it to 2Mbps would cost
4 times as much!). Any or all of these things could be contributory
factors, but I've often seen the status bar showing multiple "Checking
for new mail" messages simulataneously, as if Evo had suddenly gone to
sleep. The UI is still responsive but I can't open any messages, no
matter what account or folder they're in.

When that happens, I know it's never going to wake up and the only
solution is --force-shutdown.

(BTW, it would be useful if the "Checking for new mail" messages
mentioned which server was being checked. I guess I should report this
as an enhancement request.)

Once in a while I've tried running with the DEBUG option set, but
nothing jumps out. I suppose I should take the time to do this more
systematically :-(


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