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Re: Move Evolution to Extras?



On Wed, 2006-04-12 at 11:22 -0600, Lamont R. Peterson wrote:

> Well, if you put that many specific requirements into pot, then of course 
> you're going to be right.  If you drop just GNOME from "Gnome 
> email+calendar+addressbook+task management", then there are options.  

If you drop Linux I am sure you can use outlook. I use a Gnome desktop
and no matter how ppl keep repeating the "you can use KDE apps" it does
not work. Using KDE apps on a Gnome Desktop is like using a wine outlook
on a Linux desktop, it works but there are zillion little things like
cut and paste, default file browser, default web browser, system
settings etc. that all are different.

Using KDE apps in a Gnome desktop is just no option. 

> If you take out all the +s, then you can find individual GNOME apps that 
> collectively provide all those capabilities, albeit not in a tightly 
> integrated fashion.

Can you please name the Gnome apps that offer all the functionality that
Evolution offers ? 

> So, here's a suggestion:  Take the best individual GNOME apps and glue them 
> together, ala` Kontact.  It would be quick (relatively speaking) to do and 
> would give people who will only consider GNOME apps choice (and therefore, 
> freedom) again; something they have not had in a while, as you so aptly 
> pointed out.

If those Apps existed it would be no problem, the thing is there is no
100% Gnome replacement for the functionality that Evolution offers. Also
when you are connected to some sort of groupware system, it might be
problematic when you have 4 or 5 completely separate applications,
because they all will need a connection to the groupware server.

- Erwin



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