Re: [Evolution-hackers] PIM application suite

On Thu, 2004-04-22 at 00:56 -0400, William Jon McCann wrote:
Not Zed wrote:
> FWIW, and probably not much, we have a design team who addresses this 
> stuff anyway.  They're not active on the hackers list since they don't 
> hack.  I think its a well known fact that engineers (and egads even 
> worse, computer scientists) are the worst people to design UI's - I know 
> i'm a prime example.


So are there public ways for inquiring minds to learn what goes on in 
this design team?
I don't know.
Since I don't know what the design team is planning, I would like to 
throw another idea out there.

You can't optimally integrate components into an application suite and 
the desktop at the same time.  You must pick one - it is a design 
choice.  I hope, in the future, we choose to integrate optimally with 
the desktop.
I disagree on this completely.  Whether evolution does or doesn't do this is irrelevent to the statement, at a base level, complete application integration is only achieved when both occur.
In the end, the desktop is the product.
One reason I have read, so far, for keeping the suite bundled is that 
there are many interdependencies between components.  The mail component 
needs to interface with the address book and calendar.  Well, so does 
the rest of the desktop.  And so do alternate mail readers.
Well it looks like you just haven't read the statements which say we've already done that.

Oh well, like most flame wars, everyone's been burning their own tonsils for nought.

Michael Zucchi <notzed ximian com>

Ximian Evolution and Free Software Developer

Novell, Inc.

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