On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 09:11:26AM -0400, Dimi Paun wrote:
This is pretty scary. Switching people off email clients like
this is a big problem. People get really attached to their MUAs
for lots of reasons, not in the least being that their mail
archives can't be easily moved from client to client.
It won't be the first time we dumped an email client (we've dropped nmh,
exmh, elm, ...) before.
Guys, Red Hat has been pushing Evo for a _long_ time now. It has
to stay behind their choices, not force millions of users to switch
at a drop of a hat (pun intended :)).
The question is whether Evolution is fixable in a sane timescale and whether
it is fit to ship in FC5. I would put a 50/50 bet on a serious security flaw
in evolution during FC5. Now how are we going to fix it ?
without thinking a bit about consequences. How can enterprises trust
you with any technological guidance/decision when you are willing to
do things that would cost them untold millions without even blinking?
This is Fedora. Its a development project to produce leading edge stuff. It
isn't a business product. Even if a future Red Hat Enterprise product dropped
Evolutuion, or evolution imploded fatally upstream as appears quite possible
there is already a commitment to support it on the existing enterprise product
and if it was considered for dropping in a future product that would be the
kind of thing that had a long long notice period and be subject to user views.
Fedora we can do things that are technically right, or throw the ideas around
for discussion and a chance to ask "what are the alternatives". RHEL has many