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wait for keystroke when replying to html messages

Bug #595646 reported by mere user on 2010-06-17
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Bug Description

in response to this:

> Windows Emacs 23 has an hourglass that is displayed while Emacs is busy. So, I found a few places where VM was continuing to display the hourglass whereas I would have normally expected it to have finished. For example, when you do get-new-mail, it might display "No new messages" and display the hourglass for a while.
> It turns out that VM has a bunch of nap's built-in. After saying "No new messages," it sleeps for 4 seconds! But these naps look like they are interruptible. If you type something while VM is napping, it gets out of its stupor and gets back to work. However, if you get an hourglass displayed you are probably going to wait yourself, thinking that VM is doing something important.
> Why does VM nap? Perhaps the idea was that you might not notice its minibuffer messages otherwise. They might go by too fast for you to notice. However, these naps are not compatible with the new hourglass.
> So, I am going to disable the naps if you have display-hourglass enabled. You might need to occasionally go and look in the *Messages* buffer to find the messages that might have flown by too fast.
> Cheers,
> Uday

Hi Uday,

I see such behavior, of waiting for a keystroke for a long time, when I reply to some html messages. I use w3m for reading html messages. I didn't see such behavior when replying to text messages. am using latest development version. E

Uday Reddy (reddyuday) wrote :

Hi Eli, the first thing to check is whether there are any error messages in the *Messages* buffer.

My feeling is that the hourglass you are seeing is coming from the emacs-w3m package. I have looked through all the naps built into the code there but they are all reasonable. I myself don't see any delays when I reply to html messages. My emacs-w3m version is 1.4.393.

I will keep my eye out to see if I get a similar behavior.

Cheers,
Uday

Changed in vm:
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: html

the relevant messages in the *Messages buffer seem to be
Inlining text/html by emacs-w3m...Decoding quoted-printable... doneInlining text/html by emacs-w3m... done.Mark set
if I don't hit a key or move the mouse, this could take some 8 seconds, otherwise immediately.  I'll take a look at emacs-w3m.  I use the cvs version of emacs-w3m, and the last changelog entry is from 2010-03-12.  cheers, E

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> Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2010 17:06:14 +0000
> From: <email address hidden>
> To: <email address hidden>
> Subject: [Bug 595646] Re: wait for keystroke when replying to html messages
>
> Hi Eli, the first thing to check is whether there are any error messages
> in the *Messages* buffer.
>
> My feeling is that the hourglass you are seeing is coming from the
> emacs-w3m package. I have looked through all the naps built into the
> code there but they are all reasonable. I myself don't see any delays
> when I reply to html messages. My emacs-w3m version is 1.4.393.
>
> I will keep my eye out to see if I get a similar behavior.
>
> Cheers,
> Uday
>
>
> ** Changed in: vm
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
> ** Tags added: html
>
> --
> wait for keystroke when replying to html messages
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/595646
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>
> Status in VM (View Mail) for Emacs: Incomplete
>
> Bug description:
> in response to this:
>
>> Windows Emacs 23 has an hourglass that is displayed while Emacs is busy. So, I found a few places where VM was continuing to display the hourglass whereas I would have normally expected it to have finished. For example, when you do get-new-mail, it might display "No new messages" and display the hourglass for a while.
>> It turns out that VM has a bunch of nap's built-in. After saying "No new messages," it sleeps for 4 seconds! But these naps look like they are interruptible. If you type something while VM is napping, it gets out of its stupor and gets back to work. However, if you get an hourglass displayed you are probably going to wait yourself, thinking that VM is doing something important.
>> Why does VM nap? Perhaps the idea was that you might not notice its minibuffer messages otherwise. They might go by too fast for you to notice. However, these naps are not compatible with the new hourglass.
>> So, I am going to disable the naps if you have display-hourglass enabled. You might need to occasionally go and look in the *Messages* buffer to find the messages that might have flown by too fast.
>> Cheers,
>> Uday
>
> Hi Uday,
>
> I see such behavior, of waiting for a keystroke for a long time, when I reply to some html messages. I use w3m for reading html messages. I didn't see such behavior when replying to text messages. am using latest development version. E
>
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Uday Reddy (reddyuday) on 2016-11-15
Changed in vm:
importance: Undecided → Low
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