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.
Probably a side-effect of the new top-posting option. I'll look into it.
Believe it or not, this was actually done on purpose.
"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().
See also: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=469292
But we already _have_ a top-posting option. That's just silly.
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.
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 :)