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Posted Jun 17, 2004 9:04 UTC (Thu) by njd27 (subscriber, #5770)
In reply to: Review Requests by larryr
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to mail clients: introduction

I left out Evolution because I expect it to at some point in the not too distant future to be orphaned and not have a community developer base to update/improve it.

What a strange thing to say. Are you saying you think that Novell will go out of business? Are you saying you think that all the hackers that work on Evolution will suddenly vanish?


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Posted Jun 17, 2004 15:51 UTC (Thu) by larryr (guest, #4030) [Link]

Are you saying you think that Novell will go out of business?

I think before they go out of business they will decide not to put much effort (money) into improving Evolution.

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Are you saying you think that all the hackers that work on Evolution will suddenly vanish?

I think the amount of effort going into Evolution will diminish to the point where other applications are clearly better as mail clients (MUAs).

Essentially I think of Evolution as a commercial product, not a community product, regardless of price/licensing, and that eventually no company will be willing/able to fund developers enough to keep it competitive.

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Posted Jun 17, 2004 15:56 UTC (Thu) by smoogen (subscriber, #97) [Link]

No he is saying that Novell will focus on other parts of its business, and even with all of SuSE and others.. there are only so many engineers and too many other parts of a 'desktop' strategy that needs to be developed.

EG They cant do everything...


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