Bug 300001 - Superfluous newline when replying to mail.
Superfluous newline when replying to mail.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthew Barnes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-09-21 07:34 EDT by David Woodhouse
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-09-21 16:13:56 EDT
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
GNOME Desktop 450820 None None None Never
GNOME Desktop 469292 None None None Never

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Description David Woodhouse 2007-09-21 07:34:44 EDT
After updating to rawhide, Evolution seems to have started inserting an unwanted
newline at the start of all replies. Where before the citation line 'On Fri,
2007-09-21 at 11:32 +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:' would be the first line in
the mail, there's now an unwanted blank line before it which needs to be deleted.
Comment 1 Matthew Barnes 2007-09-21 13:11:10 EDT
Probably a side-effect of the new top-posting option.  I'll look into it.
Comment 2 Matthew Barnes 2007-09-21 16:13:56 EDT
Believe it or not, this was actually done on purpose.

See: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=450820

  "I dont think it is a bad idea to add a new line before the mail in the
   reply though the reply may be inserted between the quotes, the first line
   often has a greeting. 

   But I really hate an option for this. I would prefer to push the patch and
   hear from the users. It is possible that it can be annoying, but we have
   the luxury to test this in head and revert if the users start complaining."

Have at it.  :)

The offending function is mail/em-format-quote.c:emfq_format_clone().
Comment 3 Matthew Barnes 2007-09-21 16:37:00 EDT
See also: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=469292
Comment 4 David Woodhouse 2007-09-21 17:24:43 EDT
But we already _have_ a top-posting option. That's just silly.
Comment 5 Matthew Barnes 2007-09-21 19:39:03 EDT
I think the option is about where to put the signature, but yeah.

Apparently top-posting corporate Exchange users are demanding it.  I suggested
that we use the account type as a heuristic: Exchange and GroupWise users can
have their newline, the rest of us know better.
Comment 6 David Woodhouse 2007-09-21 19:46:45 EDT
Bah. I'm not going to get into a bunfight with Evolution upstream; life's too
short. Another patch to add to my collection, I suppose. I'm still having to
build my own version of Evolution to work around GNOME #336074 and make it at
all usable, and I also still carry an attempt at fixing the '^From ' mangling too.

Would be nice if I could just use the stock Fedora build of Evolution some day :)

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