Re: [Evolution-hackers] Introduction and Questions

2007-05-31 Thread Alfredo Matos
On Thu, 2007-05-31 at 14:10 -0400, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
 On Thu, 2007-05-31 at 07:58 -0700, Ross Boylan wrote:
  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).
 
 the largest INBOX I've ever used was about ~100,000 messages, so you may
 get to have some fun :)
 
  
  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.
 
 are they in different namespaces? Current evo IMAP provider doesn't
 handle multiple namespaces :(

Maybe it's time to plan this on the wiki ?

 
  
  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.
 
 sounds like you already had an instance of Evolution running (on another
 virtual desktop perhaps?)
 
 Evolution only allows one instance of itself to be running for the same
 user account... if you try to start a second instance, it signals the
 original instance to open a new window 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?
 
 should just be able to do gdb evolution

This is one of the reasons we independent instances across mail,
calendar, contacts, etc would be good. Easier debugging, isolation of
problems, performance tune up, all by component in a far easier way,
IMHO.

 
 (Note: I haven't debugged evolution in over a year since I've moved onto
 other projects, but that's how I always debugged it)
 
  
  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).
 
 probably best to start with 2.10(.2) (or svn if you are brave) so as to
 avoid spending time fixing things that have already been fixed.
 
  
  Mission Impossible?  Am I likely to get anywhere without spending lots of 
  time?
 
 I guess the answer to this is all relative... :)
 
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?
 
 I think it'll be possible, there's lots of improvement that can be made
 to the current imap code :)
 
  
  How do I find out which of the imap store's code I'm actually using?
 
 you are probably using the provider in
 evolution-data-server/camel/providers/imap
 
 - imap4 is a project I started to replace the current imap provider and
 works fairly ok, but isn't quite complete (I forget all what it is
 missing since it's been a few years since I actively hacked on it - I
 think the main thing is cached search results?). This provider, like the
 current imap backend, suffers from being synchronous, but it is far
 better designed and much cleaner code to read. This backend also
 supports multiplenamespaces (tho it'd be better if the Camel API
 included multiple-namespace support, the way it works in imap4 is
 because all folders are listed from a toplevel namespace rather than
 from individual namespaces like it should).
 
 - imapp is an old attempt at making a pipelined imap provider, tho it is
 basically a dead-end at this point.
 
 - imapx is yet another attempt at replacing the current imap backend but
 depends on a lot of unfinished stuff in a development branch 

Re: [Evolution-hackers] Changing fields in the message list view

2007-01-14 Thread Alfredo Matos
Gilles Dartiguelongue wrote:
 Hi Alfredo,
 
 Le samedi 13 janvier 2007 à 19:01 +, Alfredo Matos a écrit :
 Hi,

 I've just started to try hacking away at evolution. But i could use a
 few valuable pointers:

 In the mail view, on the message list i want to do the following:

 1) Change the From field to display the just the Sender's name, or just
 the email if the name does not exist.
 As I just discovered (really something like 5 minutes ago) that it is
 already present in evolution. Just right click on the column header,
 select add a column and choose Sender (rough translation) instead of
 From.
 
 2) Change the Date format from 12h to 24h.
 I'm not sure about this, but I think it is related to the definition of
 your locale in glibc.
 
 I've reached as far as the evolution-data-server source, looking at the
 camel code, particularly at CamelMessageInfo and CamelMessageInfoBase.
 Am i on the right track ? Would appreciate some pointers towards where
 to code this...
 I've found the feature of your first point by looking at
 mail/message-list.c
 

Thanks, on both accounts. Setting LC_TIME is sufficient to change date
format. But still, it would be nice to have a tick box 12/24h somewhere
in the config.

Great finding, Sender is what i was looking for. IMHO it should probably
be the default.

regards,
Alfredo
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[Evolution-hackers] Chaning fields in the message list view

2007-01-13 Thread Alfredo Matos
Hi,

I've just started to try hacking away at evolution. But i could use a
few valuable pointers:

In the mail view, on the message list i want to do the following:

1) Change the From field to display the just the Sender's name, or just
the email if the name does not exist.

2) Change the Date format from 12h to 24h.

I've reached as far as the evolution-data-server source, looking at the
camel code, particularly at CamelMessageInfo and CamelMessageInfoBase.
Am i on the right track ? Would appreciate some pointers towards where
to code this...

regards,
Alfredo 

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