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Posted May 6, 2013 18:56 UTC (Mon) by zlynx (subscriber, #2285)
Posted May 14, 2013 6:56 UTC (Tue) by jospoortvliet (subscriber, #33164)
Posted May 15, 2013 9:16 UTC (Wed) by anselm (subscriber, #2796)
It still does not follow that there must be one huge program that does »everything«.
What we really need is more and better interoperability between separate e-mail, calendar management, address book management, … applications, so people can swap out the ones they have for ones that they like better. There is no particular reason why my e-mail program should also manage my calendar as long as there is a convenient way of making calendar entries from information in e-mail messages.
Posted May 15, 2013 9:31 UTC (Wed) by mpr22 (subscriber, #60784)
Must? No. Should? Yes, I do believe that there should exist at least one Free huge porcelain-program that covers the whole mail-contacts-calendars space, if for no other reason than making it easier to wean people off Microsoft Outlook. That porcelain-program should do plumbing-y things via separate plumbing-programs / plumbing-libraries, and there should also exist specialized porcelain-programs that only do mail, or only do contacts, or only do calendars.
Of course, I'm not volunteering to write it (I can't write a decent UI for toffee, and unlike some desktop software developers I know I can't), so this is all just opinionated puff on my part :)
Posted May 15, 2013 13:46 UTC (Wed) by foom (subscriber, #14868)
It works nicely. But, there, one organization controls all the apps. I'm actually having a hard time believing that separate apps controlled by different teams could manage to cooperate to make a unified experience like that which allows each component to be separately replacable. So it's probably more practical to be one unified suite that's designed to work together and not with other software, even if it's not a single application.
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