OSNews: Interview with TheKompany’s President, Shawn Gordon

[ Thanks to Gentu for this link.

“TheKompany is one of the very few companies creating truly
multi-platform products, even if they are mostly a Linux/KDE
company. Among their products you will find Aethera, Kapital,
BlackAdder and a whole lot of apps for embedded Linux, mostly for
the Sharp Zaurus PDA…

1. Please tell us more about Aethera. When do you
expect version 1.0 to be released, and how does it compare to
Ximian’s Evolution?

Shawn Gordon: Well, Aethera has been a long path,
unlike many companies we have no outside funding, so at times
things can go slower than we want them to. A couple of months ago
we made a strategic decision to port the mail portion of Aethera
onto Embedded Linux to round out our suite of applications that are
PIM related on that platform. We had been getting numerous
requests, so we decided to bite the bullet and put off the 1.0
release of Aethera for a couple months, this did have the advantage
of working going in to tighten the engine code that Aethera uses,
so we expect it probably by early October at the latest…”


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