[Evolution] Red Carpet downtime

Apparently (and maybe someone from ximian could step up to the plate and
get this all straightened out), red-carpet is undergoing some major
improvements.  The site is down for a bit (a couple of days atleast) but
when it comes back, it should be back better than ever.

This is useful information - thank you.


As an aside, I find it funny that people in the open source community
get so jumpy when software in beta doesn't work.  If we got something in
beta from MS we'd be surprised if it worked, but we are so used to
running on software that 0.38 (sawfish) or 0.10 (evolution) or 0.9.2
(red-carpet) that works fantastically, that we forget that the whole
idea of beta is getting it write before you release it, and that we
shouldn't be relying to strongly on anything until it's actually

Actually, I'm not convinced the issue is the beta status of the
software.  My beef is that your loyal beta testers and cheerleaders
were kept in the dark about the outage.  I interpret that as a lack of
respect for us.  I think that an email going out on this mailing list
or a message posted on the web site would have been courteous.

I recommend that the Ximian developers take a few minutes and visit
http://www.cluetrain.com and learn how to interact with their

I am still a big supporter of Ximian, install Ximian GNOME on all
my GNU/Linux boxes and want to use Red Carpet daily to keep my systems
up to date.  I would also like to be kept in the loop when I'm not
going to be able to do that.


Hal J Eisen, TMWTMOASS                                eisen dunhackin org
http://www.dunhackin.org/~eisen              Laziness, Impatience, Hubris
"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent"  --Salvor Hardin
bus error (passengers dumped)                  You can't grep dead trees!

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