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Canonical Builds Open Source Email App for Ubuntu Convergence

Mar 24, 2014, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Add an email client to the list of homegrown open source software applications that Canonical is building for the Ubuntu operating system. A few days ago, an Ubuntu developer wrote about the touch-aware, "converged" email client his team is building for Ubuntu mobile platforms.

Actually, there's no indication that the client will work only on mobile devices running Ubuntu, which Canonical says will begin shipping this year. It should run on traditional Ubuntu PCs and desktops, too, which is presumably why Michael Hall, the Ubuntu developer who described the client recently, called it a "converged" app, implying that it will advance Canonical's goal of "converging" the Ubuntu software stack across different types of hardware.

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