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[Pan-devel] Re: How is development going?

From: Duncan
Subject: [Pan-devel] Re: How is development going?
Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 17:44:18 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: Pan/0.132 (Waxed in Black)

Ben Bullock <address@hidden>
posted address@hidden, excerpted below, on  Sat, 31 May 2008
16:00:35 +0000:

> On Sat, 31 May 2008 12:32:49 +0000, Duncan wrote:
>> On post display, of course, you
>> can toggle that with the menu item
> As far as I know, the problem I'm talking about is different - the text
> massager alters quoted text, not the text that I newly create.

What I'm saying, tho (in the second part about the compose window, which 
was snipped here), is that if you toggle off wrapping, close the reply 
you had opened that had the evil wrapping, and hit reply once again, 
it'll remember the toggled off status and won't wrap the text it's 

I do that often enough to know it works.  The trouble is, then you have 
to manually wrap your entire reply.  You can't turn on wrap, because 
it'll then wrap existing content including the original quote, and that 
is what you were trying to avoid. =8^)

So it should work fine, no code alterations needed, as long as you keep 
the wrap text function in the composer toggled off.

>> (and I believe the default accel is
>> "w" for wrap, but I'm not sure as I long ago changed a bunch of accels
>> using the accels.txt dump, and no longer am sure of /any/ of the
>> defaults).
> On a software project like this, if you are going to make changes, it
> might save you some headaches later to use something like Subversion or
> a similar version control system to keep track of changes. I don't know
> what version system the developers of Pan are using - there doesn't seem
> to be any public system mentioned on the web site at

It's subversion.  The repository is available (it's on GNOME's) and in 
fact it's the svn HEAD that I build (I'm running Gentoo, so using a 
custom live-ebuild), altho it hasn't in several months (Charles' 
development pattern is fits and starts, he's been in the fits phase now, 
not doing much visible on SVN at least, for several months).  The SVN URL 

However, most of the changes in HEAD since 0.132 are GNOME i18n folks 
updating their translations.  IIRC there's a minor code tweak or two, but 
that's it, so right now, developing against 0.132 should be pretty much 

However, the reference there was to the accels.txt file pan dumps in its 
config dir.  One can change it, thereby changing the hotkeys pan uses.  
Of course, you had been talking about the compose window and the hotkey I 
mentioned is for the body pane display, so it's not of use in context, 
but you may still find it useful, rather than editing the source.

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman

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