Re: [Evolution] Evolution Send/Receive Gray Out?

On Thu, 2009-05-07 at 10:20 -0400, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
If this is happening regularly, you may have a configuration issue with
NetworkManager under Fedora. Basically, if NM isn't managing your
connection it thinks you are offline and Evo believes it, even if you
are really online. The way to fix it is either a) don't use NM, or b)
configure NM to manage the connection (run system-config-network, click
on the Edit tab for the connection, then tick the "Controlled by
NetworkManager" box).

There's also the problem of Evolution not remembering whether you went
offline voluntarily or not.  It always assumes voluntarily.

So, for example, say you lose your wireless connection.  Evolution goes
offline and then you exit.  Later your wireless comes back, you restart
Evolution and it comes up in offline mode because it assumes you -chose-
that mode before you exited last.  This confuses a lot of users.

The correct behavior is to remember whether you were forced offline, and
if so check NM's connection status and set the online mode appropriately
on the next restart.

Offline mode needs to be more prominently displayed in the UI too, but
that's a different issue.

Matthew Barnes

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