Bug 134008 - gconf-editor painful to use when browsing Evolution's configuration information
gconf-editor painful to use when browsing Evolution's configuration information
Status: CLOSED UPSTREAM
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gconf-editor (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Mark McLoughlin
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Reported: 2004-09-28 18:39 EDT by Dave Malcolm
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-29 09:37:12 EDT
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Description Dave Malcolm 2004-09-28 18:39:23 EDT
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Description of problem:
Evolution, bless its little soul, likes to store its configuration
information as lists of fairly substantial XML strings inside GConf
(see e.g. /apps/evolution/mail/accounts, and
/apps/evolution/mail/signatures.

Unfortunately when you try to edit these, the GtkEntry is about 100
pixels wide and is not resizeale, which is really painful when trying
to track doen evolution configuration issues.

I've got a patch which makes it use a GtkTextEntry widget

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run gconf-editor from an account where evolution is installed and
set up
2. Try to edit /apps/evolution/mail/accounts
3. Try to edit a UID attribute value deep inside one of the XML files
stored in the list
    

Actual Results:  Tiny, non-resizing GtkEntry widget that is really
hard to use

Expected Results:  Resizable, multiline, scrollable GtkTextEntry

Additional info:
Have filed upstream here:
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=154012
Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2004-09-29 09:37:12 EDT
It didn't occur to you to fix Evolution to not store huge blobs of XML
in GConf ? :-))

I'd prefer not to backport arbitrary UI changes from HEAD unless they
really provide a big win. In this case, the I think the XML itself is
difficult enough to grok that making it physically easier to edit
won't actually help many people.

Closing as UPSTREAM. Thanks Dave.

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