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Re: Deficient thread sorting in summary view

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Deficient thread sorting in summary view
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 00:03:06 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, Jul 11 2012, Tassilo Horn wrote:

> Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:
> Hi Eric,
>> Okay, but this doesn't actually work as advertised… I've got:
>> gnus-thread-sort-functions -> ((not gnus-thread-sort-by-most-recent-date))
> You should always include `gnus-thread-sort-by-number' in the list,
> probably as first (least important) element.

Okay, I added that in, but it didn't make any difference. I eval

(gnus-thread-sort-by-number (not gnus-thread-sort-by-most-recent-date))

That's what it gives me.

> Sorry, from that "screenshot" I cannot even determine which messages
> belong to one thread.  I think the first 3, then the next 2, then 1,
> then 4, right?

Sorry, should have been clearer, but your interpretation is quite
correct. This sorting remains the same even with the above change to

> In that case, the two first threads should be below the others...  I
> checked in some mail group here, and for me it works just fine.

Mine doesn't look like yours! The only other thread-related
customization I've got is:

(setq gnus-summary-thread-gathering-function

Would that make any difference?

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