Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1015317
Evolution internal editor - Quoted text truncated
Last modified: 2013-10-04 01:17:44 EDT
Description of problem:
Evolution starts normally.
All tasks run normally (show mail folders, e-mails get retrieved, etc)
Quoted-text truncated at first answered message after startup.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Same behaviour since 3.6.? (Fedora 18)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Evolution
2. Answer an existing message
3. Internal Editor starts
At first answered Message:
Quoted text gets shown shortly (fraction of a second) correct, but then it gets truncated at beginning (dashed line + first lines).
At subsequent answered messages:
Quoted text gets shown correctly. No problem.
No truncation of the quoted text when answering for the first time after Evolution start.
I could find out that it relates to the option:
"Signatur beim Antworten über der Original-Nachricht behalten"
(Keep signature above the original-message)
If this option is "on", problem occurs. No problem when the option is "off".
Problem occurs independently of settings like "HTML/plain text", "different kinds of quotation".
The issue might relate to the handling of signatures.
Editor could paste signature-holder (even if empty) at wrong place, not at beginning of text.
Example of damaged quoted text:
------- Weitergeleitete Nachricht --------A
atum: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 10:16:26 +0000h
-- Comment #XX from Anyone Outthere <firstname.lastname@example.org> ---m
entioning "noveau" (didn't know what that was at the time).I
have dual screens, and had switched from fullscreen to windowed a couple of
times. But the crash came minutes later.. (entire computer lock down, not even
the num-lock indicator on the keyboard worked).
Thanks for a bug report. I can reproduce this with latest git master, which is quite the same as current stable, 3.10.0, in this part, and the interesting thing is that it does that cutting with the first reply only. The second on the same email works just fine.
As this is not Fedora specific, I moved this to upstream . Please see  for any further updates.