[ubuntu-us-in] The state of Evolution these days
computers at corfyscorner.com
Thu Feb 5 20:08:54 GMT 2009
I am almost the reverse when it comes to Evolution. I actually switched
from Thunderbird to Evolution a couple years ago. I didn't switch
because I was having problems with Thunderbird, I switched because
Evolution syncs up perfectly (or nearly perfectly) with my Palm (first
it was a Palm Tungsten E2 PDA, then it was a Palm Treo 755p smartphone).
That is one feature that is lacking in Thunderbird (unfortunately,
unless something has changed that I'm not aware of), and I haven't found
another program in Ubuntu that syncs as well with calendars and
contacts. I'm used to using different programs in Windows (there I use
Thunderbird for personal email and I use Palm Desktop for contacts and
calendars), so if anyone has a suggestion, I'm all ears. I would like to
move back to Thunderbird.
I will say that I think that Thunderbird is a better email program, but
Evolution fits my needs better at this time. Although I haven't had any
of the problems you report below in Evolution. It is slower than
Thunderbird, the spam filter doesn't work as well, and it isn't as
customizable, but I haven't had any major problems.
Jason "Corfy" Corfman
Brian Fahrlander wrote:
> OK, for all of you that were put off Evolution when Thunderbird and
> other, better choices became available are probably curious if Evolution
> ever got their stuff together.
> They haven't. Don't bother looking.
> Starting from nothing- completely empty, nothing imported, I got it
> set up, fell in love with the linking to Google for scheduling, though
> it was incapable of saving an address book on Google, something I
> thought was working from long ago.
> Very soon I found myself locked, completely, a'la Microsoft, when I
> hit the reply button. It locked when I tried to edit the
> addressbook-setup. It locked on occasion when I went to send simple
> In fact, the only time it didn't lock up, was when it was sitting
> still. So at least they've made that much progress.
> If anyone's developing for them, here- can ya STOP trying to connect
> it to new places for new reasons, and simplify what you have, so I could
> make it through the day without grabbing my machine's power cord?
> Yeah, it's a rant...but this is Linux. If people don't rant, nothing
> will change. I spent years in Evolution. I loved where it was going, but
> the lockups and reboots were too much for me. That's been YEARS AGO.
> Note that this message was composed in Thunderbird, and I'll be going
> manually to google to deal with the calendar. THIS IS BETTER THAN
> INTERRUPTED WORK.
> Thanks; sorry to just dump, but this is probably the longest-running
> inept software we have that we can't get rid of.
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