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Bug 194597

Summary: mail-client/mail-notification not recognizing evolution-2.12
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Helmut Eberharter <Henry78>
Component: [OLD] GNOMEAssignee: Hans de Graaff <graaff>
Severity: major CC: net-mail+disabled
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Attachments: emerge log of mail-notification

Description Helmut Eberharter 2007-10-03 10:54:31 UTC
Evolution-2.12 is not recognized by mail-notification-4.1 doesn't recognize evolution-2.12.0, there is no "evolution" in the droptdown file at the properties window.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. emerge evolution-2.12
2. emerge mail-notification-4.1
3. start mail-ntoficiation and try to add a evolution folder

Actual Results:  
evolution doesn't who up in mail-notification

Expected Results:  
evolution should show up in mail-notification
Comment 1 Helmut Eberharter 2007-10-03 10:55:13 UTC
Created attachment 132449 [details]
emerge log of mail-notification
Comment 2 Hans de Graaff gentoo-dev 2007-10-03 19:09:56 UTC
Judging from the configure script this can only happen when the evolution 2.12 pkg-config file is not properly installed in a way that pkg-config can find. 

Could you please include the output of 'locate evolution-plugin'?

Also, given that evolution 2.12 is not yet in the tree, could you indicate how you installed it?
Comment 3 Helmut Eberharter 2007-10-03 19:33:34 UTC
$ locate evolution-plugin
Comment 4 Helmut Eberharter 2007-10-03 19:35:03 UTC
Almos forgot: I installed it from the gnome-experimental overlay. Tried to check this again now, but it seems gnome from the overlay.
Comment 5 Hans de Graaff gentoo-dev 2007-10-04 05:48:39 UTC
Ok, so this is upstream bug

evolution changed the way that the plugin is installed: it no longer includes the version number in the filename. This is probably a good thing in the long run, but causes problems now. 

The patches in the original bug can't be applied as-is: patching configure is a hack that I'd rather not do, and also they don't take backwards compatibility into account.
Comment 6 Helmut Eberharter 2007-10-04 10:18:25 UTC
So let's waint until this issue is solved upstream.
Comment 7 Daniel Gryniewicz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-10-24 01:47:16 UTC
BTW, evo 2.12 includes it's own mail notification systray applet.
Comment 8 Helmut Eberharter 2007-10-24 07:58:16 UTC
The pity is, the evo-notification doesn't show the mailbox, just the folder, and a lot of my mailboxes uses "INBOX" for the incoming mial folder. In short words: I'd prefer mail-notification
Comment 9 Hans de Graaff gentoo-dev 2007-10-24 08:17:34 UTC
As far as I can tell evo's own mail notification has horrible usability (eg. it keeps flashing until pacified), no configuration options whatsoever, and it requires evolution to be running. Personally, I prefer mail-notification and thus it won't be going anywhere (but forward :-) in portage. 

That said, evo's mail notification may work fine for some people, so thanks for mentioning it!
Comment 10 Hans de Graaff gentoo-dev 2007-10-25 09:28:21 UTC
I've just added mail-notification-4.1-r1 to CVS which should work fine with evolution 2.12.
Comment 11 Helmut Eberharter 2007-10-26 09:05:31 UTC
very nice!