[Evolution] Bug#372501: evolution: better scrolling behavior in email list when nothing selected

Ross Boylan ross at biostat.ucsf.edu
Fri Jun 9 18:06:52 UTC 2006

Package: evolution
Version: 2.6.1-3
Severity: wishlist

Scenario: Evolution is open in mail view.  The email list pane is down
at the bottom (i.e., showing the last entries in the list). It seems
to matter exactly how this happens: suppose you are viewing the last
message and drag it into a folder by dragging the appropriate line in
the email list to a folder.  (For example, I don't see the problems
below if I click on the line for the last message and then ctl-click
to deselect it).

Case 1: Switch to a different application; then switch back (I had evo
and the other app--evo help--full screen.  I don't know if that
matters).  The list has now scrolled to the top.
This behavior is very annoying, and is new in 2.6.  it happens also
when switching back and forth between different desktop rooms in KDE

Desired behavior: the list stays put when the app loses focus.

Case 2: A new message comes in.  In 2.4, the line for the message
is below the visible area in the email list pane.  Given the current
2.6 behavior, there are bigger problems.  However, the 2nd part of
this wish is that, rather than reverting to the 2.4 behavior one gets

Desired behavior: email list window scrolls down to continue to
display the last message (in the email list, not necessarily in the
message display pane).

The current 2.6 behavior outlined in case 1 could be considered a
minor bug.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (50, 'unstable'), (40, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)

Versions of packages evolution depends on:
ii  dbus                      0.61-6         simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  evolution-data-server     1.6.1-3        evolution database backend server
ii  gconf2                    2.14.0-1       GNOME configuration database syste
ii  gnome-icon-theme          2.14.2-1       GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  gtkhtml3.8                3.10.1-1       HTML rendering/editing library - b
ii  libart-2.0-2              2.3.17-1       Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0               1.11.4-2       The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libaudiofile0             0.2.6-6        Open-source version of SGI's audio
ii  libavahi-client3          0.6.10-1       Avahi client library
ii  libavahi-common3          0.6.10-1       Avahi common library
ii  libavahi-glib1            0.6.10-1       Avahi glib integration library
ii  libbonobo2-0              2.14.0-1       Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0            2.14.0-2       The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                     2.3.6-13       GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2                 1.0.4-2        The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libcamel1.2-8             1.6.1-3        The Evolution MIME message handlin
ii  libcomerr2                1.39-1         common error description library
ii  libdb4.3                  4.3.29-4.1     Berkeley v4.3 Database Libraries [
ii  libdbus-1-2               0.61-6         simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2          0.61-6         simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libebook1.2-5             1.6.1-3        Client library for evolution addre
ii  libecal1.2-3              1.6.1-3        Client library for evolution calen
ii  libedataserver1.2-7       1.6.1-3        Utility library for evolution data
ii  libedataserverui1.2-6     1.6.1-3        GUI utility library for evolution 
ii  libegroupwise1.2-9        1.6.1-3        Client library for accessing group
ii  libesd0                   0.2.36-3       Enlightened Sound Daemon - Shared 
ii  libexchange-storage1.2-1  1.6.1-3        Backend library for evolution cale
ii  libfontconfig1            2.3.2-5.1      generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6              2.2.1-2        FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgail-common            1.8.11-2       GNOME Accessibility Implementation
ii  libgail17                 1.8.11-2       GNOME Accessibility Implementation
ii  libgconf2-4               2.14.0-1       GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libgcrypt11               1.2.2-1        LGPL Crypto library - runtime libr
ii  libglade2-0               1:2.5.1-2      library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0              2.10.2-1       The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-keyring0         0.4.9-1        GNOME keyring services library
ii  libgnome-pilot2           2.0.12-1.4     Support libraries for gnome-pilot
ii  libgnome2-0               2.14.1-2       The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0         2.14.0-2       A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgnomeprint2.2-0        2.12.1-3       The GNOME 2.2 print architecture -
ii  libgnomeprintui2.2-0      2.12.1-3       GNOME 2.2 print architecture User 
ii  libgnomeui-0              2.14.1-1       The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0            2.14.1-2       GNOME virtual file-system (runtime
ii  libgnutls13               1.3.5-1.1      the GNU TLS library - runtime libr
ii  libgpg-error0             1.2-1          library for common error values an
ii  libgtk2.0-0               2.8.17-2       The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libgtkhtml3.8-15          3.10.1-1       HTML rendering/editing library - r
ii  libice6                   6.9.0.dfsg.1-6 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libjpeg62                 6b-13          The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libkrb53                  1.4.3-7        MIT Kerberos runtime libraries
ii  libldap2                  2.1.30-13      OpenLDAP libraries
ii  libnm-glib0               0.6.2-3        network management framework (GLib
ii  libnotify1                0.4.0-1        sends desktop notifications to a n
ii  libnspr4-0d          NetScape Portable Runtime Library
ii  libnss3-0d           Network Security Service libraries
ii  liborbit2                 1:2.14.0-1     libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpango1.0-0             1.12.3-1       Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpisock8                0.11.8-22      Library for communicating with a P
ii  libpisync0                0.11.8-22      Synchronization library for PalmOS
ii  libpng12-0                1.2.8rel-5.1   PNG library - runtime
ii  libpopt0                  1.7-5          lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libsm6                    6.9.0.dfsg.1-6 X Window System Session Management
ii  libsoup2.2-8              2.2.92-1       an HTTP library implementation in 
ii  libtasn1-2                1:0.2.17-2     Manage ASN.1 structures (runtime)
ii  libx11-6                  6.9.0.dfsg.1-6 X Window System protocol client li
ii  libxcursor1               1.1.3-1        X cursor management library
ii  libxext6                  6.9.0.dfsg.1-6 X Window System miscellaneous exte
ii  libxfixes3                6.9.0.dfsg.1-6 X Window System miscellaneous 'fix
ii  libxi6                    6.9.0.dfsg.1-6 X Window System Input extension li
ii  libxinerama1              6.9.0.dfsg.1-6 X Window System multi-head display
ii  libxml2                   2.6.24.dfsg-1  GNOME XML library
ii  libxrandr2                6.9.0.dfsg.1-6 X Window System Resize, Rotate and
ii  libxrender1               1:    X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  zlib1g                    1:1.2.3-11     compression library - runtime

Versions of packages evolution recommends:
pn  evolution-plugins             <none>     (no description available)
pn  gnome-desktop-data            <none>     (no description available)
pn  gnome-pilot-conduits          <none>     (no description available)
ii  yelp                          2.14.1-1   Help browser for GNOME 2

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