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LinuxPower: Talking with Miguel de Icaza of Ximian about GNOME

Feb 21, 2001, 20:29 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christian F.K. Schaller)

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"What are Ximian's expectations and hopes for GNOME?"

"Miguel: We want to see GNOME succeed in providing an alternative to the MS Windows platform. Basically, we want to bring the power of free software to the mainstream users. "

"Evolution is Ximian's new groupware application for GNOME featuring, among other things, integrated calendaring, mail, contact information management and Palm-synchronization. What are the plans for support of proprietary mail and group-ware systems like Exchange and Notes? For instance do you plan on giving evolution the ability to read/write Lotus .nsf files?"

"Miguel: We are currently on the planning and research phases to support Notes and Exchange. The protocol to talk to Exchange is not widely available, so some amount of extensive tcpdump research action is going to be taking place soon. We realize that we will need to provide a solution that would allow people to inter-operate in an Exchange and Notes environments, and we will be taking steps in the direction of fixing this issue."

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