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Re: bug#8050: Gnus does not connect to my IMAP server any more


From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: bug#8050: Gnus does not connect to my IMAP server any more
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 17:47:35 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.110014 (No Gnus v0.14) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Tue, 22 Feb 2011 17:46:56 -0500 Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote: 

SM> - finally the real prompt for the password comes up (still looking
SM>   pretty ugly).  Will I ever get back a simple "Password for
SM>   address@hidden: "?
SM> - then comes one more prompt to ask me if I want to save the password,
SM>   and this prompt is as long and ugly as last time, tho it at least
SM>   keeps the password hidden (but taking up space nonetheless).
SM>   The prompt I'd like here is just what we had ealier:
SM>   "Save password in .authinfo.gpg?".

SM> All those prompts are *long* which is *bad*.
SM> I know that nowadays Emacs can usually resize the minibuffer on the fly,
SM> but that's no reason to use long prompts which do nothing more than slow
SM> the user down trying to figure out what the hell he's supposed to do.

I think you'll be happier with the latest auth-source.el which is in the
Gnus trunk.  I don't know when it will be synchronized to the Emacs
trunk, sorry.

Ted


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