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Re: Move Evolution to Extras?

On Wed, 2006-04-12 at 10:18 -0400, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> Relying on a default application that does not have upstream
> development momentum and is accumulating security related issues which
> are not being fixed is also a problem.  In a world with no perfect
> solution and no way to know the future, all choices are sub-optimal. 

This is understood, I know how free software works. But in this case
it seems people are just venting against Evo. And let me tell you, I 
can so relate to that :) And please let me make this clear: I'm not
arguing at all against people freely expressing opinions on this list.
But it doesn't seem to be going anywhere. 

First, people simply suggested dropping Evo, nobody bothered to suggest
a decent replacement. And for a good reason -- there aren't any.

Second, looking at the bigger picture, it's clear that RH needs an
inhouse developer for Evo whether they like it or not. At which point, I
don't see why we would need to consider dropping Evo.

Third, let's put things in perspective. It's one thing to drop nmh
which affects a small group of mostly technical users, it's another
matter to drop the main graphical client than everybody and their
brother are using. Not to mention that said graphical client stores
mail on disk in format that last I've checked is not recognized by
other MUAs.

> -jef"here's what I don't get in dimi's post. He suggest that the
> opinions of alan and other red hatter engineers  hold extras special
> weight just because they are employees, contrary to the statements
> made by a fedora board member. If dimi really really believes that,
> why is dimi bothering to be a part of this discussion at all, since by
> dimi's own logic his opinion doesn't count. You either accept that
> this is an open dialog where people have an equal access to explain
> and support their position or you don't. And if you don't well then
> don't bother wading into the discussion."spaleta

Please. I highly doubt my opinion weighs as much as Alan's within RH.
And that's fine, not sure why you're trying to paint a black-or-white
picture when there's obviously a ton of gray in between. :)

Dimi Paun <dimi lattica com>
Lattica, Inc.

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