Bug#499805: balsa: still regression on displaying [truncated] receivers list

Pierre M. adrpmym at yahoo.fr
Sat Aug 1 14:20:10 UTC 2009

Package: balsa
Version: 2.3.28-1
Followup-For: Bug #499805

Hello again,

thank you for the 'show all headers' tip.
I agree it is a good trade off versus the 'view source' brain parsing.
But I still find it a bad regression versus the previous functional view.
I think the end user should not have to mentaly hide technical fields to read the receipients of a message in a simple lightweight email reader.
Previous Balsa didn't force me to see Message-ID, Received, References...
I understand a [truncated] display is needed in case of too much recipients.
But is 6 *that* much to build pain ? I'd rather it a parameter (set to 20).

I hope this bug report helps to give Balsa end users a better life.

Pierre M.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.2
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (990, 'stable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR at euro, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR at euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages balsa depends on:
ii  gnome-icon-theme       2.22.0-1          GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  libart-2.0-2           2.3.20-2          Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0            1.22.0-1          The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbonobo2-0           2.24.1-1          Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0         2.22.0-1          The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                  2.9-12            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2              1.8.6-2+b1        The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libcomerr2             1.41.3-1          common error description library
ii  libcompfaceg1          1:1.5.2-4         Compress/decompress images for mai
ii  libenchant1c2a         1.4.2-3.3         a wrapper library for various spel
ii  libesmtp5              1.0.4-2           LibESMTP SMTP client library
ii  libfontconfig1         2.6.0-3           generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6           2.3.7-2+lenny1    FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgconf2-4            2.26.2-1          GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0            1:2.6.2-1         library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.20.1-2          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgmime-2.0-2a        2.2.22-2          MIME library
ii  libgnome-keyring0      2.22.3-2          GNOME keyring services library
ii  libgnome2-0          The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0        A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgnomeui-0           2.24.1-1          The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0         1:2.22.0-5        GNOME Virtual File System (runtime
ii  libgpg-error0          1.6-1             library for common error values an
ii  libgpgme11             1.1.8-2           GPGME - GnuPG Made Easy
ii  libgssapi-krb5-2       1.7dfsg~beta3-1   MIT Kerberos runtime libraries - k
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.16.1-2          The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libgtkhtml3.14-19      3.26.3-1          HTML rendering/editing library - r
ii  libgtksourceview2.0-0  2.6.1-1           shared libraries for the GTK+ synt
ii  libgtkspell0           2.0.13-1+b1       a spell-checking addon for GTK's T
ii  libice6                2:1.0.4-1         X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libk5crypto3           1.7dfsg~beta3-1   MIT Kerberos runtime libraries - C
ii  libkrb5-3              1.7dfsg~beta3-1   MIT Kerberos runtime libraries
ii  libldap-2.4-2          2.4.11-1          OpenLDAP libraries
ii  libnotify1 [libnotify1 0.4.5-1           sends desktop notifications to a n
ii  liborbit2              1:2.14.13-0.1     libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.24.0-3+b1       Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpopt0               1.14-4            lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libsm6                 2:1.0.3-2         X11 Session Management library
ii  libsqlite3-0           3.6.16-1          SQLite 3 shared library
ii  libssl0.9.8            0.9.8g-15+lenny1  SSL shared libraries
ii  libxml2                2.6.32.dfsg-5     GNOME XML library
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages balsa recommends:
ii  aspell                      0.60.6-1     GNU Aspell spell-checker
ii  ispell             International Ispell (an interacti
ii  yelp                        2.22.1-8+b1  Help browser for GNOME 2

Versions of packages balsa suggests:
ii  ca-certificates               20080809   Common CA certificates
pn  lbdb                          <none>     (no description available)

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