Re: [Evolution] [OT] Evolution setup


On Tue, 2020-08-18 at 09:05 +0100, rogercreagh--- via evolution-list wrote:
On Sun, 2020-08-16 at 22:14 +1000, Alex Evans via evolution-list wrote:
1) Yes, Linux in general is made for programmers, those confident in
command line ...
And the echos of that genesis persist even in the various GUIs,
although largely hidden now.

...and the echos of Microsoft Windows 3.1 UX persist in various GUIs of
quite some applications. Nothing "Linux" specific at all...

You could say that the underlying
philosophy is to let the users do whatever they want (total freedom)

You only have "total freedom" if you are willing to change the code and
compile it. The "choice" (or "total freedom" as you call it) meme about
Linux is getting a bit old though, cf.

whereas Windows and MacOS put a lot of effort into understanding how
most users work in practice and providing tools optimised for that -
with varying amounts of flexibility to deviate.

Which is pretty much what most modern desktop environments and some
Linux distributions also do I'd say. Depends on distro and application.

Indeed, but part of our problem is that Evolution is still using a
Mailman mailing list for support which is really old school so you join
it  but can't see what has been discussed before (well you may be able
to visit the list archives, but that is not at all the same as browsing
a well structured forum)

Evolution uses GNOME infrastructure as it is a GNOME project.
Given the limited human resources behind Evolution there are no plans
to maintain separate infrastructure (and fragment venues even more).
For the records, lately several GNOME mailing lists have moved on to (which is not so old school).

It took a few failed attempts but I have managed to import stuff from
Mac Mail now. So folders all go under "On this computer" and you can
move stuff from different account inboxes to common folders there.

If you would like to improve the user documentation about importing
data (
is quite limited due to lack of resources and systems to test on), a
ticket or patch on would be very welcome!

Andre Klapper  |  ak-47 gmx net

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