[sylpheed:31002] Bug in Windows version of Sylpheed

Andrei Mircea mircea.andrei at wanadoo.fr
Sun Feb 25 19:01:53 JST 2007

I got no more reactions to the the issue detailed below, relative to the appearance of backslashes in the folderlist.xml file.
These backslashes are introduced by the Windows version of Sylpheed, but they are harmful since the Linux version cannot correctly read the corresponding sub-folder paths.
The Windows version is happy without them (it can use the paths with  normal slashes).
It is highly desirable to be able to use folderlist.xml both from Linux and Windows, therefore I propose to include this small modification of the Windows version in the list for the next beta or rc version.

> On Mon, 19 Feb 2007 10:10:01 +0100
> Stefaan A Eeckels <Stefaan.Eeckels at ecc.lu> wrote:
> > On Sun, 18 Feb 2007 23:18:30 +0000
> > Andrei Mircea <mircea.andrei at wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> > 
> > > /mnt/hdc5/Mail/soft\boxer: chdir: No such file or directory
> > > therefore the problem is due to the anti-slash character appearing
> > > there instead of a slash one. And indeed, in folderlist.xml, the
> > > paths to these sub-folders are written with anti-slash,
> > > e.g. ...name="boxer" path="soft\boxer"...
> > > 
> > 
> > There is no reason to use the Windows backslash separator in the
> > XML file because Windows does interpret the forward slash as a directory
> > separator everywhere apart from in its command interpreter. 
> 	This is exactly the problem: the backslash is used by the Windows version of Sylpheed when it creates a sub-folder. I checked it to-day. It is a bug.

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