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

-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick O'Callaghan <poc usb ve>
To: evolution-list gnome org
Subject: Re: [Evolution] Alternative to Evolution's trash handling
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 10:18:10 -0430
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On 09/29/2009 09:36 AM, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-09-26 at 08:35 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
>> On Sat, 2009-09-26 at 13:39 +0200, Christian Neumair wrote:
>>> a large number of users seems to be disappointed [1] by Evolution's
>>> trash handling, which - according to [1] - also seems to cause issues
>>> with some "broken" IMAP server implementations. Are there any
>>> development efforts for an alternative trash handling playing nicely
>>> with "broken" IMAP server implementations (discussed under [2],
>>> referenced by [1b]), which could be activated via a simple button?
>>> I'm just asking because I've read a user request in a GNOME 2.28 release
>>> news [3] on a popular German website and the myriad of comments under
>>> [1] suggests that many users would appreciate the possibility of a
>>> different trash handling.
>>> [1]
>> 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.
>> The whole IMAP deletion issue is an example of the difference between
>> 'de facto' and 'de jure' standards. IMAP defines deletion in a very
>> specific way -- the 'de jure' standard -- and Evo implements the
>> definition. Most other MUA's follow the "real Trash folder" model, i.e.
>> they don't fully implement IMAP but use a 'de facto' standard. The 'de
>> jure' way is elegant and efficient,
> Agree.  As a mail system administrator I vote +1 for keeping the current
> method [the right way] as the default.

I don't think the proposal was to change the default, but to add an 
option. I for one would stay with the current method.


What about a move to trash allure? Seems like that might satisfy Everyone's concern...Sometimes the technically correct choice isn't always practical ;-)

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