Hi. I've been getting into the code of evolution recently, and am thinking of doing a bit more to see if I can get it working OK for my situation. I have an IMAP mailbox which is very large, both in terms of folders (over 100) and messages (the largest folder has >300,000 messages; my INBOX has about 22,000).
None of the email clients I've tried cope with this very well. Since I've been using evo at work in a similar setup (cyrus server, though not quite as big), I thought it might be the best to try to tweak. The problems I've had so far involve setup activities rather than core functionaility. First, evolution couldn't create the account (solved); second I've had problems getting it to show all of my subfolders. My narrow question is how to debug evolution. When I launched evolution in gdb evolution (the GUI) came up, and then the debugger told me the process had exited (though the GUI was up and running). I believe the initial process does some kind of activation of the "real" process and then exits. I know I can attach to the second process, but I think the stuff I need to see happens at startup. So how can I get a debugger on the startup process of the "real" evolution? I tried to search the archive, but the search function seems broken: it searches everything, even though it says "search this list only." Also, evolution seems to have two presences on the web: a web site and a wiki. The developer stuff on the web site is old, and has no pointers to the newer stuff that I could find. It would be good if it did. I have some broader questions too, if anyone has any comments on them. What version to start with? I'm on Debian GNU/Linux, which currently has evo 2.6. I notice that's a bit dated (although I did see that a few months ago some of the Debian packagers were interested in making a more recent version). I've been working from the Debian version. Does that version, the last stable release (from evo, not Debian), or svn head make the most sense to work from? (BTW, the one bug I fixed was one that was already fixed post-2.6). Mission Impossible? Am I likely to get anywhere without spending lots of time? I'm a professional software developer, but I'm not familiar with GNOME, and this is clearly a complex application. Mission Advisable? If I get past the setup hurdles, is evolution likely to be able to handle the mail store I described? How do I find out which of the imap store's code I'm actually using? Thanks. Ross Boylan _______________________________________________ Evolution-hackers mailing list Evolutionemail@example.com http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/evolution-hackers