Mutt launchpad bug coloring

Michael Bienia michael at
Wed Dec 17 08:22:38 GMT 2008

On 2008-12-17 09:02:31 +0200, أحمد المحمودي wrote:
> > Here's an example .muttrc file similar to what I use:
> > 
> >
> > 
> > When using mutt's threaded view, you can quickly spot "patterns", like a
> > series of emails ending in one green one usually means that bug got
> > fixed, so you can skip over it.  It's also useful in spotting
> > replies on bugs you've worked on.
>   I just tried it, it's cool, yet there is a problem if I'm using mutt 
>   to access POP/IMAP mailboxes, those coloring rules makes mutt fetch 
>   ALL emails' bodies (not just the headers) to implement those color 
>   commands.

Mutt has no other choice if you do the colouring in the index list based
on body contents.

But you can try filtering just on the X-Launchpad-Bug header. The
disadvantage is that not only status changes are coloured and that it
probably doesn't work well on bugs with several tasks as you get several
X-Launchpad-Bugs headers.

Here are some updated examples:

color index default white "~hX-Launchpad-Bug:.*status\\=Incomplete\\;"
color index default green '~hX-Launchpad-Bug:.*status\\=Fix\\ Released\\;"
color index white   magenta "~hX-Launchpad-bug:.*status\\=Invalid\\;"
color index yellow  magenta "~hX-Launchpad-Bug:.*status\\=Won\\'t\\ Fix\\;"


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