On Tue, 2007-12-04 at 10:25 -0500, Matthew Barnes wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-12-04 at 19:09 +0530, Srinivasa Ragavan wrote:
> > >       * make evo realize that it crashed when getting restarted
> > >         (mbarnes)
> > Hmm, should be a overnight task IMO. But I think the requirements need
> > to be frozen first. If you/mbarnes could blow it up on the wiki, it
> > would be great.
> 
> The mechanism is simple: create a file on startup, delete it on
> shutdown.  If the file is there on startup, it means we didn't shutdown
> cleanly last time and the various components can be notified of that.
> 
> What components do with that information needs to be ironed out.  The
> primary use case I had in mind was disabling email preview, or at least
> changing the selection to something safe like "On This Computer".  But
> the new --disable-preview option put this feature on the backburner.
> 
> I'm not sure what, if any, action would be appropriate for Calendar or
> other components.  Probably need to look at what kinds of things tend to
> cause crashes in those components and how best to avoid them at startup.
> 
> With the Composer work I'm trying to get done, I'm not sure I'll have
> time to see this through before GNOME 2.22.  If someone else wants to
> take it up I'd be happy to assist.

Right. Got it. I think I will be able to do it at free time this week.
The ---disable-preview was written not just for mails, but also for
contacts, tasks. So this should be pretty simple to get it in.

-Srini.
> 
> Matthew Barnes
> 
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