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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] replies vs. new threads

From: Nikolai Weibull
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] replies vs. new threads
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2005 22:15:45 +0200
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Thomas Lord wrote:

> Adrian:

> > But you never "reply" to list messages.  You just start new
> > threads. ;)

> For whatever reason, Evolution simply fails to deliver list mail
> if I use the reply button.

I read somewhere that they have a separate button for replying to list
mail...I haven't the slightest idea where it is, though, as I've never
used Evolution.

> It also crashes about once per week.  It sometimes displays the
> edit cursor inaccurately.  It treats pasting into a document
> very poorly.   It lacks a set of text editing commands suitable
> for editing plain-text messages.  It sometimes wraps lines for
> no good reason whatsoever.  It provides extremely awkward facilities
> for searching the list of message headers in each folder.  It
> does strange things with drag and drop, especially into the header
> fields of a message.  I could go on.

Thank god that it's written in roughly one million lines of
object-oriented C code.  At least that must count for something.  Just
thinking about all the work that's gone into it should make you feel a
bit less critical of it ;-/.

> Presumably Gnomes transition to mono will fix all this, right?

Of course; it's based on MS technology, remember?,

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