Norman Silverstone norman at littletank.org
Sun May 1 07:36:57 UTC 2005

On Sat, 2005-04-30 at 15:00 -0700, Daniel Robitaille wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-30-04 at 22:42 +0100, Norman Silverstone wrote:
> > On Sat, 2005-04-30 at 11:37 -0700, Daniel Robitaille wrote:
> > > On Sat, 2005-30-04 at 17:31 +0100, Norman Silverstone wrote:
> > > > Could someone please explain to me the difference between Evolution Mail
> > > > in the Internet menu and Evolution in the Office menu. If, as I suspect,
> > > > there is no difference then what is the purpose in having this piece of
> > > > software accessible from two menus?
> > > 
> > > both menu entries are the same, and it's intentional:
> > >    https://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/show_bug.cgi?id=4559
> > 
> > I have looked at the reference given but I am still not clear why the
> > two entries are intentional, please clarify.
> I think the point Sebastien made in that bug report is that Evolution is
> both an e-mail software (entry in "Internet" menu), and a groupware
> software (entry in "Office"); groupware in the sense that Evolution can
> talk to an MSExchange server, has a calendar application, a tasks
> application, contacts application, i.,e the sort of things a groupware
> software typically do.
> So I guess they felt that the 2 type of usage of Evolution are separate
> enough to warrant 2 menu entries. Personally I simply added an evolution
> icon on my top panel and never use the entries in the menu.

Thank you very much, now I understand. I have an Evolution icon on the
top panel the same as you but, I thought that the question was worth
raising, because a newcomer to Ubuntu may have Evolution open from one
menu and then, thinking it was something different, try to open it from
the other menu.


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