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Re: Move Evolution to Extras?



On Tuesday 04 April 2006 11:05am, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-04-04 at 09:26 -0700, Pete Zaitcev wrote:
> > Now the upstream stewardhip, maintainership, or whatever seems to be
> > collapsing and those frustrated with Evo try to jump ship, but to where?
> > It sure as hell ain't Sylpheed.
>
> Maybe Thunderbird... but it doesn't do non-email stuff, and even the
> email part of it has its own problems --
> http://mbligh.org/linuxdocs/Email/Clients/Thunderbird
>
> Maybe kontact -- although as discussed elsewhere I had to give up on
> switching to kmail because of http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=26986
> I suppose we could fix that though.

That's a pretty trivial "bug".  It's just an RFE, but I agree; it would be 
fairly simple to implement.  However, I think it's fairly harsh of you to 
give up on KMail for this.  I've used KMail (and now Kontact which embeds 
KMail) for years and this has never been an issue for me.  If I delete a 
message, it goes in the trashcan.  If I purge the trashcan, it's gone; if 
not, I can get it back.

Then again, I almost never delete email (which reminds me that it's time to 
archive 2004's email :) ).

I used KMail for years, then I switched to Evolution with 1.4 and went to 
Kontact about 1.5 years ago (after Evolution 2.0).  During the past year and 
a half, many of my co-workers and friends have used either Evolution or 
Kontact.  I would have to say, based on the comments and experiences of those 
people, that those using Kontact have had far fewer problems than those using 
Evolution.

That said, I think Evolution is an excellent program, for the most part.  It's 
just lost the love of developers and maintainers.  I don't know what's 
happening over at Novel with Miguel & friends working on Evolution, but 
regardless of whatever is going on there, Red Hat, IMHO, needs to have an Evo 
developer/maintainer on staff.  It is far too important a component to have 
let it get this way.

Regardless, I'll be sticking with Kontact for a while.  But, I'll try out Evo 
again from time to time.
[snip]
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