[sf-lug] evolution: bug or feature?

Kristian Erik Hermansen kristian.hermansen at gmail.com
Sat May 31 13:59:51 PDT 2008

I fucking loathe microsoft exchange and outlook...especially the
meeting request functionality.  But I have used evolution many times
in a total m$ environment successfully.  There is hope and it does
work.  Make sure you always have the latest code though.  Some people
install rhel4 and wonder why things don't work.  The packages are damn
old, that's why!!!

On 5/31/08, jason stone <jasonstone at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 12:10 PM, John Lowry <johnlowry at gmail.com> wrote:
>> jim wrote:
>>> many thanks for the note.
>>>    evolution includes not only email but
>>> calendaring and a task list feature along
>>> with a contact list and a memo feature.
>> My understanding is that Evolution uses the Outlook Web Access feature
>> of Exchange to sync its calendering and contact information up. I am not
>> sure if that has changed and they are now using the MAPI protocol that
>> Outlook uses to communicate with Exchange.
> Yes, Evolution still uses the OWA function.  It is less than perfect
> and so is the implementation of other features.  While I am
> criticizing the work of others, I also note that I have not committed
> any changes to the Evolution project.  Hats off to those that are
> making a difference in the community.
> Evolution is the FOSS community's attempt at an open source Outlook.
> I don't care for the layout of Outlook and subsequently don't care for
> Evolution either.
> I hope that Exchange functionality will be fulfilled in a Mozilla
> project.  Thunderbird is a much better mail client than Evolution and
> Firefox is a nice browser.  I use Evo only for Exchange functionality
> on Linux.  Even for that, I would rather be on my XP box.
> -jasonstone
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