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Re: Move Evolution to Extras?



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
other constraints.

Alan




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