Description of problem:
At present autocomplete only works after 3 letters are typed. It
ideally should work with any amount of letters, paring down the list
of possibilities as more letters are typed. Less optimally, it should
at least support 2 letter matches as a number of last names are 2
letters (Ng, Li and so on) as well as match 2 letter nicknames in the
contacts (JR for Johnathan.Rothberg@gmail.com if "JR" is the nickname
for this contact).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enter contacts with 2 letter last name or nickname.
2. Turn on autocomplete for the address book the names are in.
3. Type in the 2 letters for the lastname or nick.
No autocompletion happens.
There's a GConf key
defaults to 3; you can use gconf-editor to edit it to 2 if you like.
So should we change the default? My concern at this stage is that
it's a fiddly piece of code that has seen extensive tuning by upstream
(btw, try typing "why?" or "easter-egg?" into the field; Also, if you
set set env var: EVO_DEBUG_SELECT_NAMES_COMPLETION
before launching evolution, it will write a debug log to
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