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LinuxPlanet: The Evolution of Evolution: Steady Progress

Dec 04, 2000, 20:21 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)

"The last time I looked at Evolution, the hackers at Helix Code were putting it in front of the public as an actual release for the very first time. As a functioning mock-up, it showed a lot of promise, but there was no way I was letting it near my mail."

"Since then, we're a few preview releases down the road and it's conceivable that if you're a GNOME fan who's curious about the project, and you can put up with the rough patches Evolution will still throw at you, you could probably start using it today on at least a limited basis. I did for several days last week using the last preview release (0.6), and played with it some more after building it from CVS...."

"Since the last time I looked at it, Evolution has improved a lot in terms of stability and features. I stuck with the preview release (0.6) for several days, and had I gotten around to building from CVS sooner, I may have ended up staying with it even longer. Many of the available mailer features work correctly with only the occasional crash. There are a few bugs that make some of the features less reliable, but it's easier to get a sense of how featurful Evolution is now and even begin the process of migrating if your current mail client leaves you cold."

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