Re: New module proposal for GNOME 2.26: evolution-mapi

On Thu, 2008-11-20 at 10:25 +0100, Murray Cumming wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-11-20 at 07:35 +0530, Srinivasa Ragavan wrote:
> > > * Is there a feature comparison matrix available so we can see
> > exactly
> > > what the new one doesn't do yet?
> > Password Expiry, Send Options, Out-of-Office, some of the plugin
> > features aren't implemented. We now are into core
> > mail/calendar/contacts. We still would be having LDAP based GAL for
> > some
> > time and would need to re-implement GAL using libmapi/NSPI which
> > should
> > be awesome.
> Why assume that we know what GAL is? Can you tell us what the difference
> is as seen by actual users?

GAL is Global Address List. This would be the system addressbook of
Exchange. Current provider does via LDAP, which is very slow, and
doesn't have stuffs like time based delta downloads.

> Is there anything that the new one does that the old one doesn't do?

The new one can do much more, but we haven't done much of that stuff.
NSPI based GAL is a big thing. Kerberos/Smartcard authentication support
should be much easier to do. Push email is possible now. But yeah, all
these are yet to be implemented. We are now pretty much focusing on
stability/performance, feature parity with the old provider. But these
should be on the cards anytime, once we are in some good shape.


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