Evolution, the Ximian forks, and C#
Posted Apr 13, 2006 20:27 UTC (Thu) by massimiliano
In reply to: Some distribution disagreements
Parent article: Some distribution disagreements
Disclaimer: I am full time in the Mono team, but don't know
the Evolution team at all (so that you understand what my
About the core Ximian Evolution team, AFAIK it's still there, in
the sense that (from the inside) I never heard that it disappeared
or anything like that!
So Evolution is definitely still actively developed.
And no, that team is definitely not working on MonoDevelop :-)
This I know for sure, because I do know who is working
on MonoDevelop, and he's just Lluis Sanchez which does not come
from the Evolution team...
Finally, about rewriting it in C#, this is nonsense.
On the other hand, the idea is that future Evolution extensions
can be developed in C#, because it is simply more productive doing so.
The Mono runtime has been integrated, and the package which exposes
the internal to managed code is called (obviously) evolution#.
AFAIK it is used at least by Beagle to index and access tha mail folders,
and works very well for this.
Of course, just my 2c...
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