evolution doesn't ask when quitting(from file>quit) with open messages

Bug #572962 reported by Pablo Rodríguez
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: evolution

I have just switched to Ubuntu 10.04 (from openSUSE-11.1) and I experience a weird bug with evolution-2.28.3-0ubuntu9.

When opening a new message and not closing it, if I quit the program, evolution won't ask whether I would like to save the message or not. Next time I restart evolution, a warning appears if I want to recover the previous message.

The bug is easily reproducible: compose a new message, quit evolution without sending or closing the message window, start evolution again.

Could you please check and fix this?

Thanks for your help,

Pablo

Pablo Rodríguez (ousia)
summary: - doesn't ask user when quitting with open messages
+ evolution doesn't ask when quitting with open messages
Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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Pablo Rodríguez (ousia) wrote : Re: evolution doesn't ask when quitting with open messages

Thanks your help, Sebastien.

I'm new to Ubuntu, but I'm not new to Linux (and FLOSS) and I wonder why the importance is not normal.

Evolution should prompt the user when exiting with unfinished messages, as any other application does. I have been using evolution for seven years and this is the first time it doesn't do what it must.

It is an important bug, since the recovery option is actually designed for crashes and it doesn't save the whole message (at least not always).

Do you really think that the importance should not be set to normal at least?

Thanks for your help,

Pablo

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in evolution:
status: Unknown → Incomplete
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Pablo Rodríguez (ousia) wrote :

As you can see in the attached bug report, it seems to be a bug when quitting evolution with unfinished messages that crashes the program, but since Ubuntu 10.04 doesn't provide Bug Buddy, the user doesn't notice that the program crashed.

In order to be able to check this I had to download the latest stable releases from Mandriva and openSUSE and run them live.

I hope it helps,

Pablo

Changed in evolution:
status: Incomplete → New
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Pablo Rodríguez (ousia) wrote :

The bug has been fixed upstream (https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=617557).

Would anyone be so kind to apply the patch (https://bugzilla.gnome.org/attachment.cgi?id=161658) to evolution-2.28 in Ubuntu 10.04?

Thanks for your help,

Pablo

Changed in evolution:
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
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Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

evolution 2.30 is in Maverick now.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in evolution:
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
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Omer Akram (om26er) wrote : Re: evolution doesn't ask when quitting(from file>edit) with open messages

marking triaged as someone upstream found a way to reproduce this.

summary: - evolution doesn't ask when quitting with open messages
+ evolution doesn't ask when quitting(from file>edit) with open messages
Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → Triaged
Omer Akram (om26er)
summary: - evolution doesn't ask when quitting(from file>edit) with open messages
+ evolution doesn't ask when quitting(from file>quit) with open messages
Changed in evolution:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

This bug will be fixed in evolution 2.30.2 and 2.31.4 should I mark it 'fix committed' ?

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package evolution - 2.30.2-0ubuntu1

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evolution (2.30.2-0ubuntu1) maverick; urgency=low

  * New upstream release:
    - Proxy login window is not in focus. (Vibha Yadav)
    - Mail inline parser doesn't always work (Milan Crha) (LP: #219104)
    - [new-mail-notify] Intermittent notifications (Milan Crha)
    - SIGSEGV in e_plugin_mono_register_type (bnc)
      (Chenthill Palanisamy)
    - Use camel_init() to initialize NSS consistently (David Woodhouse)
    - Don't overwrite Date: header when writing Fcc (David Woodhouse)
    - New folder window is not in focus in filter dialog (Milan Crha)
    - Allow setting alarms on any meeting (Jim Ramsay) (LP: #528557)
    - Reopened drafts shouldn't ask for save without change
      (Milan Crha) (LP: #510529)
    - Custom headers not displayed in message preview (Milan Crha)
    - Calendar view not remembered (Milan Crha)
    - Can't drag and drop multiple attachments (Matthew Barnes)
    - 'Mark as junk' should be disabled in junk folder (Milan Crha)
    - Crash in em_format_snoop_type (Michel Dänzer)
    - No copyright/licensing information for geo-utils (Cedric Bosdonnat)
    - Use cached table row height rather than recalculate (Michel Dänzer)
    - Reduce junk icon size (LP: #582839)
    - Preview pane's attachment bar accepts drop (Matthew Barnes)
    - Use contact's free/busy URL only when not empty (Holger Mickler)
    - New task pop up in calendar day view doesn't work (Matthew Barnes)
    - Don't display attachment size if it's unknown (Matthew Barnes)
    - Evolution allows moving IMAP Inbox to other folders (Milan Crha)
    - Force 24h format for locales not supporting 12h format
      (Gert Michael Kulyk)
    - Set translation domain for e-mail-reader actions (Gert Kulyk)
    - System timezone label not initialized in preferences (Matthew Barnes)
    - Crash printing contacts in List View (Bharath Acharya)
    - Quits without asking user to save unfinished messages
      (Milan Crha) (LP: #572962)
    - Various data file cleanups (Matthew Barnes)
    - Missing icon in alarm dialog (Matthew Barnes)
    - Mobile Phone of imported contacts not shown in preview (Milan Crha)
    - "Mark All Messages as Read" shortcut missing (Matthew Barnes)
    - Crash when viewing/closing messages quickly (Matthew Barnes)
    - Mailer's crash avoidance features are broken (Matthew Barnes)
    - mail_shell_backend_sync_store_cb() has wrong signature (Jonathon Jongsma)
    - GtkHTML color settings not being honored (Matthew Barnes)
    - system_tz_label is not translated in cal-prefs-dialog
      (Gert Michael Kulyk)
    - EventEditor: Disconnect signal handlers before disposing model
      (Matthew Barnes)
    - Next/prev shortcuts should focus message list (Matthew Barnes)
    - Checkbox in vfolder deletion prompt is saved backwards (Matthew Barnes)
    - Improve auto-selection of messages (Matthew Barnes)
    - Due date is not displayed in message list (Matthew Barnes)
    - Use default headers when none stored to display in mailer (Milan Crha)
      Fix a typo on Makefile.am that prevents installation of a big
      chunk of the stock icons (Fridrich Štrba)
    - Cr...

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Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in evolution:
importance: Unknown → High
Changed in evolution:
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
Changed in evolution:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in evolution:
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
Changed in evolution:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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