Re: [Evolution] Alternative to Evolution's trash handling

On 09/29/2009 04:36 AM, Milan Crha wrote:
On Sat, 2009-09-26 at 08:35 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:

If you read to the bottom of that URL you'll see that Milan is working
on this, but so far it's not on the roadmap for a stable version.

not 'is', but 'was' working. The patches attached there (though marked
as a plain text) are question for testing. I noticed some performance
issues with them (could be because of my setup/server), thus if some
users can test them and report issues on them, then we can improve them
and maybe commit, in case there will be no side-effect of it.

My opinion on suggested changes, like the one in comment #88 there, is
that I would not like it, it sounds too complicated for ordinary users
from my point of view.

The proposal for how to represent the various options to the user does seems complicated. However it's worth noting that Thunderbird manages to have it both ways without a very baroque configuration dialogue. The default is "move to Trash" but you can get it to use "mark deleted". It's still not perfect because it represents expunging as "compacting folder" but the effect is the same.

TB also has a "remove immediately" option. I think that means "mark and expunge" (the docs are quite unclear on the whole issue). I'm not sure how if the average user will know that expunging affects the entire folder, not just the specific message.

(Posting in TB 3b4 just to try it :-)


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