[arch-general] Sorting by subject makes Evolution crash

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Fri Nov 29 10:13:42 EST 2013

Hi :)

Evolution crashes if I sort mails by subject. I got the obligatory reply
at the Evolution mailing list, that usually other users get, when having
an issue with Evolution. "It should be the fault of the distro", in my
case Arch Linux.

I don't think so, however, can anybody sort mails by subject with an up
to date Arch Linux install? Reporting the bug to upstream seems to be
useless. Perhaps something is broken for Arch or my Arch install only.


-------- Forwarded Message --------
From: Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net>
To: evolution-list at gnome.org
Subject: Sorting by subject makes Evolution crash - Was: [Evolution]
"Reply to Sender" does same thing as "Reply to All"
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2013 16:05:15 +0100
Mailer: Evolution 3.10.2 

On Fri, 2013-11-29 at 08:05 -0500, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> On Fri, 2013-11-29 at 13:37 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote: 
> > On Fri, 2013-11-29 at 13:21 +0100, Andre Klapper wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2013-11-29 at 12:46 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > > > However, Evolution does change it's behaviour with each upgrade to
> > > > current stable versions of it's dependencies from upstream
> > > Either stop spreading FUD, or be way more exact.
> > The issues do change, 
> Of course they change;  releases done to include changes.
> > at the moment it's annoying for me that Evolution
> > crashes when I try to sort by subject.
> Something in your distributions is *seriously* broken.  That is not
> Evolution.  I have not seen Evolution crash for a very long time; and I
> *use* it every single day for 8+ hours.
> > I'm serious and not trolling. What distro does provide a stable
> > Evolution?
> openSUSE.  At least it is entirely stable for me, on my hardware.
> > It's in the mail header, but FWIW, the version is 3.10.2 on a 64-bit up
> > to date Arch Linux, IOW every dependency should be the current stable
> > release from upstream. I don't remember when the issue started, but it
> > seems to be one of the issues that appeared after upgrading other
> > software, IOW seemingly something from the dependency chain.
> Of course, everything of significance is built on a dependency chain.
> It is a problem when people believe it is OK to just willy-nilly upgrade
> random parts of that chain.  That component W is a stable release does
> not mean that X, Y, and Z will run using it without issue;  X, Y, and Z
> may need to be updated to reflect changes in W.  Or at least QC needs to
> occur.
> Anyway, again, 3.8.x was stable for me, and 3.10.x is stable for me.  I
> sort, and search, and read, and send... all day long.

Neither Arch Linux nor I do willy-nilly upgrade something, but I will
forward this to Arch general mailing list. I'm using Linux only for more
then 10 years. Suse isn't an option for my needs.


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