Re: [Evolution] Reply for list messages should go back to the list

First: Apologies, Pete, I accidentally replied off-list. Honestly, I
didn't mean to. I just clicked the wrong reply button (the one I used
the most).

On Thu, 2010-07-15 at 09:15 +0100, Pete Biggs wrote:


Let's not argue about that too much -- we won't make any progress.
just recognise that this 'DTRT' thing that you suggest is hard when
can't agree on what TRT is.

Yes, but all your solutions seem to implement it the way *you* want -
other words, "lets not argue about it because I know I'm right".

But I have already posted a patch which *optionally* makes the
'Reply to All' button do what you propose, so you can set that
option if
you want. And yes, I also say that you can keep it named "Reply to
for all I care, so that's what I did.

I would be strongly against any implementation that automatically,
whether through option or not, allowed people to "reply to list" with
CC: added.

Those are two interesting statements to make right after each others.

First a complaint that one poster only wants to implement the solution
he thinks is right, and then an ultimatum about what should be

I think Nick's suggestion was to make "The Right Thing" configurable,
whereas you _demand_ that one behavior should be impossible in

I'm still hoping this will evolve into something where I can have _one_
reply button do what I want, but I'm more or less giving up hope on
that. It seems that suggestion is simply ignored without discussion, as
everyone keeps talking about the different ways to reply to mailing
lists, munged or not.

Are there any usability experts in the Gnome community we could pull in?
It seems to me we are discussing Evolution usability from the point of
view of a few expert users, rather than trying to figure out what
behavior would be best for the majority of users of Evolution.


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