Re: [Evolution] Unread message count (again)

I agree. This has happened to me with evo-exchange for a long time.
I finally just gave up and run evolution --force-shutdown every 5 minutes or so.
.. or anytime I want to check to see if I have a message.

On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 12:23 PM, Art Alexion <art rhd org> wrote:
On Tue, 2009-03-03 at 11:07 -0500, R. Steven Rainwater wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-03-03 at 10:23 -0500, Art Alexion wrote:
> > On Tue, 2009-03-03 at 08:35 -0500, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > > I'm still getting an occasional inconsistency between the
> > > unread message count in the folder pane and the actual
> > > number of unread messages in the message pane.
> >
> > I disagree.  I disagree that the inconsistency is "occasional".
> > Rather it is nearly constant.  /Occasionally/ the count is correct.
> My experience is also that the inconsistency is nearly constant. I
> usually find that it's the unread message which show up in the message
> count but not in the folder pane. By right-clicking on the folder and
> selecting "Mark messages as read" they will suddenly show up again. Of
> course, I'm using maildir which is riddled with similar index-related
> bugs, so my experience may be unrelated.

Using exchange, neither "mark messages as read" nor "refresh" fixes the
problem.  Occasionally, a crash or an "evolution --force-shutdown"
actually does force a refresh.

When that happens, a number of previously read messages equal to the
former ghost unreads become marked unread.  For a while, the correct
unread count shows up -- until all messages are read.  Then an incorrect
message count appears.

I think this is a serious bug because "normal" users can't tolerate it,
and sys admins for those users can't deploy evo if it freaks out users
that way.  For personal use, it is a mere annoyance.  For deployment in
my company, it is a deal breaker.

Art Alexion
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