Status of the Evolution patch

Some people have been asking me about the status of the alternate-editor-component patch for Evo. I submitted it originally over a year ago, prior to the 2.0 release. After some minor changes it was approved, but was forgotten and didn't get committed before the code freeze.

Some months later (after 2.0 was released) I updated the patch to apply cleanly against Evo HEAD, and resubmitted. I made a couple of tweaks as requested, and since then haven't heard back.

Having noticed that it still hasn't been committed to CVS, I've sent two polite reminders to fejj asking if there are any further changes I should make, or whether there is anything else I can do to help. So far I haven't received any response.

I guess I'm kind of at a loss for what to do next -- I don't know whether my emails have been spam filtered, whether fejj is ignoring me, or whether he just doesn't consider this patch a high priority. I'll try posting to evolution-patches once more to ask what's up -- hopefully I'll at least get a response.

Posted by Jason Hildebrand <> Wednesday Jan 5, 2005 at 9:15 PM

Thanks for your persistence. :^) I'm willing to test any deb package that you generate.

Posted by: Thomas E. Vaughan on Thursday Jan 6, 2005 at 8:38 AM

Only reason I have not switched to evolution is because of the lack of vim support. Am looking forward to it.

Posted by: Johann on Monday Jan 10, 2005 at 3:13 PM

Hi! One of the reasons I do not want to switch to Anjuta is inability to use vim as a text editor :-(

KDevelop can use vim-part and there is also yzis (vim-clone) which works as emebedded editor.

What is the perspective to be able to use vim as an editor in Anjuta-2?

Sincerely, Gour

Posted by: Gour on Saturday Jan 22, 2005 at 9:34 AM


I really enjoy what you have done in the past, making it possible to use vim in evolution!

Since you didn't manage to get the patch into evo. v.2, I wonder, do you have a patch somewhere that I can apply to the evo v.2 sources, in order to get the functionality back in?

I have browsed these pages, but I can't seem to find the patch. Sorry for the inconvenice if it is there....

Keep up the good work!

Best regards, Asmund.

Posted by: Mandus on Tuesday Feb 8, 2005 at 7:17 AM

I also want to thank you for your work. Without a vi plugin, Evolution is essentially worthless to me as editing without vi is like walking without legs. The only reason I'm able to use Eclipse is because of the vi plugin that has also been developed for it. As soon as your patch is applied, I can move away from console based mail readers like mutt.

Posted by: 0x on Thursday Feb 17, 2005 at 2:57 PM

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