Re: [Evolution] Composing editor selection

On Tue, 2017-05-16 at 16:06 -0400, Dr. John H. Lauterbach wrote:
I am using 3.20.5 that came directly from Gnome 3 Staging PPA.  No
external editor plug in.  OS is Ubuntu 16.04, but that was there
before 3.20.5.

that's weird, but maybe as Andre said, packaging can disable it, or
even not build it at all. It depends. Though if you have
File->New->Mail Message and in there File->Compose in External Editor,
then the plugin is surely there. The same as it should be in:
(The actual path can differ on your system, but the files should be the

Brewster, the plugin stores its settings in GSettings, thus you can for
   $ gsettings get org.gnome.evolution.plugin.external-editor command
to see what is stored there, and you can also:
   $ gsettings set org.gnome.evolution.plugin.external-editor \
       command "gvim -f"
to change the value to gvim, like in UI.

It would still be interesting to know why you do not see the plugin in
Edit->Plugins though (supposing the plugin is built and its files
available). The org-gnome-external-editor.eplug can have set it as a
"system" plugin, which are hidden in UI configuration, but that's not
the case for the upstream version.

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