Some distribution disagreements
Posted Apr 13, 2006 17:02 UTC (Thu) by hingo
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Yup, I just have to chime in. I know there are plenty of people who's world view is limited to "evolution is better than mutt, and I used to read email with emacs...", but seriously Jon, you are the nr 1 Linux journalist on the planet!
Fact is, kmail was a perfect mail client at least 5 years ago (longer, but since I don't remember exactly, I'll leave it at that). Even when the KDE calendar was a separate app, Kmail had all the features an old Eudora user would expect, combined with all the features a UNIX user would expect like good keyboard navigation, paranoid about HTML mail, not trying to send HTML mail despite your best efforts, paranoid about attachments and whatnot.
I understand that Evolution was an important project for the man who started Gnome, but a graphical mail client was never a missing part of the Linux desktop.
Actually, this all reminds me of the time when Eric Raymond wrote a long essay complaining that we don't know how to do good desktop systems, and used printing as an example. When reading it you'd realise that he was using Red Hat (or Fedora, can't remember how long ago this was and am using gprs so you'll have to google yourself), Gnome and CUPS own web based print management tools. What next? Complain that there are no industry standard sql databases for Linux, and that MySQL should have more features from SQL Server?
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