[Kde-pim] new list views

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at kde.org
Sun Nov 9 20:18:57 GMT 2008

hi all...

first, congrats on the new model/view header stuff. it's great to see UI 
progress in the PIMster's world.

the new views are insanely powerful, and hopefully just the first steps towards 
even more coolness (new ways to display threads, anyone? how about something 
web-forumy / gmaillike? =) ... 

anyways... after using it for a couple days, i thought i'd share some feedback 
here on things that don't particularly work too well yet imo. feel free to 
ignore it / hate it / love it / whatever ;)

* the first entry in the folders context menu is now Find Messages; it used to 
be Mark All Messages Read. was this intentional? personally, i use the Mark 
All feature a  lot more than search, for which there is a handy button in the 
list view anyways

* also in the Folder context menu there is Assign Shortcut; any reason this 
isn't in the Properties dialog? as it is, there is now an odd ordering at the 
bottom of the menu: Compact, Assign Shortcut, Expire, Properties. put another 
way, it's Manage, Configure, Manage, Configure. putting the shortcut into the 
properties would fix this nicely.

* right clicking on a folder in the folders list still causes the folder to 
open up; that's always been an annoyance. is it fixable with the new system?

* entering folders doesn't always put the focus on the next new/unread 
message. known issue?

* deleting a mail with the fancy folder listings doesn't select the next 
message down, but the next message up. this makes going through mail in a 
folder rather annoying as it used to be: "read, delete, read, delete" and now 
it's "read, delete, move to next message, read, delete, move to next message". 
known issue?

obviously these are all fairly nitpicky things compared to the immense amount 
of work that has gone into this up to now, so please don't take this as too 
discouraging. =) i'm not sure i personally have time to look at any of the 
above in the code, either, so don't assume patches would be forthcoming from 
me ... but then again you never know either.

Aaron J. Seigo
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