Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 78565
evo 1.2 "override namespace" broken
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
evolution-1.2-3 from rawhide exhibits the following strange IMAP behavior:
previous version(s) of evolution (1.0.x_ I had an IMAP namespace of Mail/ (a
Mail/ folder in my home directory). In evolution 1.2, no folders in Mail/
appear, even though I have (previously) subscribed to them...
If I uncheck "override namespace" then a folder named Mail/ appears in my IMAP
list of folders, and it does contain all my subscribed mailboxes. It seems
that there is a problem with the "Override namespace" option.
See also the ximian bugzilla report at
I filed Bug 78252 describing this behavior. katzj@redhat said that this was an
intentional change and closed the bug to WONTFIX, which I think is strange since
the behavior is indeed BROKEN by any definition.
The nesting as Michael describes is intentional. Some of the namespace has
changed in 1.2.1 after feedback on the evolution lists which should handle what
you're seeing I believe
I hope you're right about evo 1.2.1, because as it is, evo-1.2's imap/namespace
behavior is different (imo, broken) than *every* other imap client I've used
including ms outlook, ms outlook express, netscape communicator, mozilla mail,
Has anyone tried out the new release? I've been leary on taking the step
forward since 1.0.8 acts funny with every downgrade (done two so far). I've
checked the Ximian bugzilla and there has been no apparent progress on the bug.
Evolution 1.2.1 namespace seems to work properly for me. I use IMAP with
uw-imapd, all of my mail folders are subscribed within ~/mail/.
You could easily backup your home directory and try an upgrade. If things go
horribly wrong you can revert easily.
After upgrading to evo 1.2.1 (using rawhide's evo-1.2.1-2), I see no change in behavior. Any setting/use of "override namespace" results in *all* my subscribed folders disappearing. Ack. The ximian bug report has had no positive activity, other than others reporting they see similar brokeness. This certainly is not fixed.
Warren, you say ~/mail is working for you. What to you enter in the override
namespace option? mail/? ~/mail? I'm trying to use ~/Mail, and I've not had
any success using any of: Mail, Mail/, ~/Mail, ~/Mail/.
Ximian's Bug, 33879, appears to be stopped in the water due to a preference set
forth by the maintainer. Since the one person who is in charge of the component
refuses to fix the problem because of a personal preference (disagreeing that
the behavior which differs from all major IMAP clients is incorrect), there does
not seem to be a solution to be made available any time soon.
Is there not a patch that Red Hat can provide to change this odd, and unwanted
behavior before it gets shoved into the lap of the 8.1 users who cannot use