Re: Evolution 2.0 and GNOME 2.6

On Fri, 2004-01-30 at 22:51, JP Rosevear wrote:
> Fellow GNOMErs,
> In order to ensure that Evolution meets the GNOME project's standards of
> quality and usability, we'd like to propose that the Evolution client be
> included in GNOME 2.8 and not GNOME 2.6.

That's a pity. What changed your opinion? Are there any particular

>   The whole proposal is as
> follows:
> Phase 1:
> Evolution Data Server 1.0 ships with GNOME 2.6

When we first thought that evolution 2.0 might not be ready in time, the
release-team considered this. But I think we decided that
1. API should not be in the Desktop if no Desktop module uses it.
2. API should not be in the Platform if it's not mature and stable.

>  and Evolution 2.0 Ships
> in June.  We've taken some of the constructive criticism to heart on the
> issue of the usefulness (and ease of use) of the e-d-s API without
> Evolution and Chris Toshok produced a good API extension to obtain lists
> of address books, calendars, task lists and the default source for each
> of those.  We're also willing to write a capplet that allows the
> defaults to be changed if thats deemed necessary and an allowable
> breakage of the UI freeze.  We think this is a good idea to further encourage
> tie-ins like Ross's contact applet, panel calendar support and the gaim buddy
> stuff.

I don't think any distros will ship e-d-s until they ship an evolution
that uses it, because without evolution there isn't much for thing to
integrate with through e-d-s.

> Phase 2:
> Evolution Data Server and Evolution 2.2 ships with GNOME 2.8.  Evolution
> 2.2 would be a bug and polish only release with few new features
> (essentially bounties and more ui polish).  
> We are still really committed to getting Evolution proper in sync with
> and part of the GNOME desktop releases.

Let's see what definite opinions other people have, but I personally
think you should just try to follow the 2.6 schedule for e-d-s, but that
it would be meaningless to actually put e-d-s in 2.6 without evolution.

2.8 could be huge: evolution, rhythmbox, totem, ...

Murray Cumming <murrayc murrayc com>

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