* Lyvim Xaphir (2006-12-29 12:41 -0500) said:
On Fri, 2006-12-29 at 17:22 +0000, Leo wrote:
> Since Core and Extras are to be merged. I have changed the subject.
> * Gilboa Davara (2006-12-29 09:36 +0200) said:
> > The OP made a bold statement about *Fedora* users. I would have been
> > nice if he took the time to back it up with solid numbers.
> What kind of number do you need?
> Evolution may be useful for users need to sync with PDA or connect to
> an EXCHANGE server. But that is a very small portion. Being bloated,
> slow and memory hog, evolution is useless. There are other MUAs doing
> a better job in almost all things.
> > BTW, once Thunderbird / Lightning get OpenSync/Pilot support, I'll
> > be the first one to dump Evo. Until such time (and as long as KMail
> > remains a usability nightmare [and this from an avid KDE user...]),
> > leave Evolution be.
> So there is no point making it a default mailer.
> Leo <sdl.web AT gmail.com> (GPG Key: 9283AA3F)
You are flat wrong. I use it in two environments and it works. I know
others that get good use out of Evo, even with the Evo demonizers hard
at work on this list.
Can't that be achieved using other mailer?
BTW the man asked you for proof and you provided none.
Have you not read What Saikat Guha wrote in
Gmane has a very comprehensive stats. It's a bit dated. I will ask the
team to update that page if possible. See:
If you value your user base, you don't pull a valuable plug like
out of the chain. It's stupid. That would be like Micro$haft
nixing Outlook, which would not make sense to them cause they have a
userbase on it. Just as stupid to do it here cause, like there, it
would alienate a solid user base.
Your argument would be convincing if we are talking about removing
Evolution from the distro.
(That might be what you want, since that is what you are
There being equally popular mailer indicates a sensible solution not
making Evolution the default mailer.
Not that some developers are overly worried about that. But there
are a few of us that actually are worried about Fedora within the
context of Ubuntu and generally more successful distributions. The
concerns continue to be valid as long as some developers continue on
a socialist bend.
That lies in making a reasonably popular collection of apps that work
out of box.
Leo <sdl.web AT gmail.com> (GPG Key: 9283AA3F)