On Wednesday 27 December 2006 11:20am, David Nielsen wrote:
ons, 27 12 2006 kl. 09:09 -0800, skrev Sean Bruno:
> Isn't Evolution sort of, kind of, maintained by our fair friends over at
> Novell/Suse ? Does that have anything to do with this "Death to Evo"
As I understood the state of things, all (or nearly all) of the developers who
originally worked on Evolution (i.e., the Ximian guys) left it nearly 2 years
ago. That was part of the problem, that Evolution was almost abandoned for a
while and then some other people stepped up. I could be wrong about that,
but that's what I remember hearing.
> The only over riding reason to _still_ use Evolution is to
> directly to a MS Exchange server.
> I happen to use it out of habit, not because it's
> perceive the mail filtering rules to be easier to configure and more
> robust than Thunderbird, but that may be _MY_ perception.
I think that's an excellent reason for choosing which of the apps for a given
task to use. First, does it get t he job done and if not, is there an app
then gets closer? Next, which app is the most comfortable for me.
Personally, I like to get my work done. Familiarity with an app let's me
work more quickly. I don't think about, "How do I do [something] with this
app?" I just do it.
As much as I absolutely loath Evolution I tend to agree, the
and the way it displays threads seem much more natural than any other
mailer I've tried. That doesn't stop the massive amount of unrelated
suckage though, like the infamous #217567 wherein Evolution entirely
refuses to send mail for no apparent reason or the many other quirks.
Evolution currently is the best of a lot of bad choices, it would be
nice if somewhere down the line we could find a replacement, especially
one that didn't come bundled with all this groupware functionality all
in one app. A simple mailer which can inter-operate with something like
Contacts and Dates to make a nicely separated PIM suite which shares
information would be ideal in my mind. Anything else seems to be begging
for disaster to me, complexity breeds the kind of madness Evolution has
Sounds like KMail, KAddressBook and kdepim to me.
Of course, you meant that "Evolution currently is the best of a lot of bad
choices" for Gnome, right?
Oh, and BTW, these apps can integrate with all sorts of servers like Exchange,
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