Some distribution disagreements
Posted Apr 13, 2006 3:25 UTC (Thu) by whiprush
Parent article: Some distribution disagreements
I don't post much on LWN, but the mention of Evolution made me smirk.
1500 open bug reports.
Novell's marketing exclaims that Evo is a drop in replacement for Outlook with their support for Exchange servers. It's always been a reverse-engineered hack, and it's never really worked, bugs keep getting filed and there's no one fixing the stuff. IMAP performance isn't just horrible, it's plain unusable. Bugs keep getting filed, and not fixed. It's good at POP3, and that's about it.
Nearly every single module on the GNOME desktop has shown performance and memory improvements in 2.14, except for Evolution. It's getting worse. Sure, I would expect the Exchange support to be painful, but the entire thing is just unusable, even for those of us using industry-standard protocols, the entire thing is just a freaking buggy pile.
The entire module is a mess, but unfortunately, Evolution just doesn't seem to be a priority for anyone anymore. I've given up on it.
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