Netbook Remix launcher

Florian Diesch diesch at
Wed Jan 14 14:38:03 GMT 2009

"Liam Proven" <lproven at> wrote:

> 2009/1/14 Florian Diesch <diesch at>:
>> "Liam Proven" <lproven at> wrote:
>>> I don't much like Evolution as an email client, but I can't simply
>> "Evolution provides integrated mail, addressbook and calendaring
>> functionality to users of the GNOME desktop."
>>> remove it all, because components ranging as deep as the GNOME Panel
>>> itself depend on it. Why? I can understand why one or 2 components
>> The GNOME panel depends on some libs like and
>> as the clock applet needs the calendaring
>> functionality of Evolution.
>> But you can remove the package evolution that contains the email
>> client.
> Yes, I know. I do this sometimes if I am pushed for space on / (e.g.
> when it is a 4GB SSD), or sometimes if Evolution annoys me by
> launching when I do something. (My email client of choice is
> Thunderbird and has been since v1.0).
> What I am questioning is the wisdom of tying a desktop to a mail
> program. That seems very unwise and unnecessary to me.

Evolution is not only a email client, but provides integrated mail,
addressbook and calendaring functionality. You can remove the email
client wiothout any problems, but the libraries that implement the
addressbook and calendaring functionality are used by other programs,
too. Providing such infrastructure for common tasks is what a desktop
environment is about.

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