URL formatting annoyance

classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
4 messages Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|  
Report Content as Inappropriate

URL formatting annoyance

fmouse
Some years ago I had an older version of Evolution which automatically
detected URLs in a plain text message and basically made them preformat
ted so as not to break them and make them un-clickable on the receiving
end. This sometimes made for ugly text, but it _worked_! Newer versions
of Evolution will break a URL arbitrarily, willy-nilly in plain text
mode - which is useless - and I have to manually insert a line break
for each line with a long URL and make it preformatted, a bit of a
PITA. Is there any way to get back to the old behavior?

--
Lindsay Haisley       | "The first casualty when
FMP Computer Services |         war comes is truth."
512-259-1190          |            
http://www.fmp.com    |     -- Hiram W Johnson

_______________________________________________
evolution-list mailing list
[hidden email]
To change your list options or unsubscribe, visit ...
https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/evolution-list
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|  
Report Content as Inappropriate

Re: URL formatting annoyance

Pete Biggs
On Wed, 2017-04-12 at 12:07 -0500, Lindsay Haisley wrote:
> Some years ago I had an older version of Evolution which automatically
> detected URLs in a plain text message and basically made them preformat
> ted so as not to break them and make them un-clickable on the receiving
> end. This sometimes made for ugly text, but it _worked_! Newer versions
> of Evolution will break a URL arbitrarily, willy-nilly in plain text
> mode - which is useless - and I have to manually insert a line break
> for each line with a long URL and make it preformatted, a bit of a
> PITA. Is there any way to get back to the old behavior?
>
There are few bugs in bugzilla about it - for instance

  https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=757504

So it's known about.

BTW, it's difficult to determine what you mean by "new" or "newer"
without the version of Evolution you are using.

P.
_______________________________________________
evolution-list mailing list
[hidden email]
To change your list options or unsubscribe, visit ...
https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/evolution-list
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|  
Report Content as Inappropriate

Re: URL formatting annoyance

fmouse
On Wed, 2017-04-12 at 19:03 +0100, Pete Biggs wrote:

> On Wed, 2017-04-12 at 12:07 -0500, Lindsay Haisley wrote:
> > Some years ago I had an older version of Evolution which automatically
> > detected URLs in a plain text message and basically made them preformat
> > ted so as not to break them and make them un-clickable on the receiving
> > end. This sometimes made for ugly text, but it _worked_! Newer versions
> > of Evolution will break a URL arbitrarily, willy-nilly in plain text
> > mode - which is useless - and I have to manually insert a line break
> > for each line with a long URL and make it preformatted, a bit of a
> > PITA. Is there any way to get back to the old behavior?
> > 
> There are few bugs in bugzilla about it - for instance 
>
>   https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=757504
>
> So it's known about.
>
> BTW, it's difficult to determine what you mean by "new" or "newer"
> without the version of Evolution you are using.

Thanks. Yes, newer and older are relative terms, but the point is that
something changed the behavior rather majorly within the past few
years, and not for the better.

Since you asked, though, the version (from Linux Mint) which I'm
currently using, and which presents the issue, is 3.18.5.2. The "older"
version, which does not, is 3.10.4.

--
Lindsay Haisley       | "The first casualty when
FMP Computer Services |         war comes is truth."
512-259-1190          |            
http://www.fmp.com    |     -- Hiram W Johnson

_______________________________________________
evolution-list mailing list
[hidden email]
To change your list options or unsubscribe, visit ...
https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/evolution-list
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|  
Report Content as Inappropriate

Re: URL formatting annoyance

Pete Biggs

>
> Thanks. Yes, newer and older are relative terms, but the point is that
> something changed the behavior rather majorly within the past few
> years, and not for the better.

The change was a change of composer that was necessitated by the death
of some backend toolkit (sorry, can't remember which one ...)

>
> Since you asked, though, the version (from Linux Mint) which I'm
> currently using, and which presents the issue, is 3.18.5.2. The "older"
> version, which does not, is 3.10.4.
>

3.18.x is also "old" and no longer a supported version - the current
ones are 3.22 and 3.24 - so it is unlikely that any changes will make
it into the version you are talking about unless your distro backports
them.

P.
_______________________________________________
evolution-list mailing list
[hidden email]
To change your list options or unsubscribe, visit ...
https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/evolution-list
Loading...