Bug 156328 - Evolution missing new-mail-notify plugin
Evolution missing new-mail-notify plugin
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dave Malcolm
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Blocks: FC4Target
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Reported: 2005-04-28 18:30 EDT by Phil Anderson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-10 12:18:54 EDT
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Description Phil Anderson 2005-04-28 18:30:42 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050416 Fedora/1.0.3-2 Firefox/1.0.3

Description of problem:
mail-notify plugin is not being built in the current devel build.  This appears to be intentional 'for now':
* Thu Mar 17 2005 David Malcolm <dmalcolm redhat com> - 2.2.1-1
- The new-mail-notify plugin will not be built for now since the
upstream configure test now checks for dbus-glib-1 version <= 0.23.4
(to minimise problems caused by the API change)

With the mail notification applet being removed from gnome, this leaves users without any form of mail notification.

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Install Evolution

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Comment 1 Dave Malcolm 2005-04-28 18:49:12 EDT
However, this should be simple to fix; I intend to do this for FC4 final.

Thanks for the reminder.
Comment 2 Dave Malcolm 2005-05-10 12:18:54 EDT
The fix made it into this morning's Rawhide - please test!

Comment 3 Phil Anderson 2005-05-10 18:40:22 EDT

The plugin seems to be doing it's job, however that job is different to what I
expected.  It only seems to send a DBUS message saying there is new mail. 
Unless there is somthing (i.e. an applet) listening, nothing happens.

It might be worth thinging about putting in em-panel-applet:

I compiled this (needed to change DBUS_INTERFACE_FREEDESKTOP_ORG_LOCAL to
DBUS_INTERFACE_LOCAL) and it proudced a nice little applet for me which notified
me of new mail.  However, it segfaulted shortly after I read my mail.

I'm not sure if you want it in there, or what priority it would be (or if you
have better things to do), but I can take a look at the segfault in the next day
or two and try to come up with a fix.
Comment 4 Dave Malcolm 2005-05-11 22:46:44 EDT
Phil: thanks for looking into this; please can you file adding the applet as a
separate bug?  Thanks.  FC4 is deeply frozen feature-wise right now, so I think
your best bet is to package it up for Fedora Extras (which would be awesome)

Note that the DBus API changed at version 0.31; you'll need to ensure that the
applet is using the new API (I patched Evolution to allow this, but a mismatch
between DBus APIs could well be causing the segfault you saw: you may need to
patch the applet correspondingly)

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