Re: [Evolution] back from Outlook

On Wed, 2008-02-13 at 16:55 +0530, Shrikant Navelkar wrote:

On Wed, 2008-02-13 at 10:33 +0000, Pete Biggs wrote: 
2.  The GUI in Outlook is better. The font size and toolbar size is
smaller and hence it gives a better view. I am yet to figure out how
to change toolbar and font size in Evolution (under KDE).

It follows the Gnome settings, so you need to run something like
'gnome-appearance-properties and set it in there - or fire up a gnome
session and configure that how you like it.

Thanks for your comments. I will check in gnome. 

4.  One important feature / convenience for Outlook end user is that
they don't have to compile the software / new version. I had a
nightmare compiling  Evolution 2.12. As an end user I would love to
get a compiled (rpm) of new stable version.   

The Evo versions are linked to Gnome versions - you are using FC7 I see,
so the only way of getting an RPM of 2.12.xx would be to do a wholesale
upgrade to Gnome 2.12 - or upgrade to F8.

If Evo wasn't so intensely linked to Gnome, like Thunderbird, then I
suspect that upgrading in a mixed environment would be much easier.

why Evo versions are so tightly integrated with gnome ? I am sure
there a substantial community of KDE users out there. Was it a design
decision ? 

Yes. Evolution is part of the Gnome Desktop. It's intimately related to
how various Gnome components work together. If you run Evo under KDE you
are actually running these Gnome components as well.

I'm not defending this (I use KDE myself) but it is how Evo was designed
to work. It's a little frustrating when even the online help assumes you
are using Gnome, but one tries to live with it.


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