Re: cronosII mail client for Gnome

On Tue, Feb 27, 2001 at 12:21:39PM +0000, Kristian Rink wrote:
> Hmmm, Evolution *indeed* is a great client which is getting more and more
> stable (useable) with every new release they do... but... somehow I got rid
> of it again some time ago since I am not sure if the idea of having *all*
> those things (huge address book, scheduler, messaging system, to-do-list
> and so on) in one single program, which is IMHO more or less opposite to
> the unix idea of having things done with small tools which are implementing
> exactly *one* special task (and are fixed to do this one in a perfect
> manner). Facing the fact that there already are some great applications for
> GNOME getting some of those tasks done (like, the gnome address book itself
> is pretty fine, and there are loads of working and useable mail clients),
> in my eyes it would have been better to stick them all together and have a
> system of loosely connected programs doing the same which now is doing one
> big program (evolution). but probably that's just my point of view. :))

The great part is, Evolution actually isn't one giant program.
Evolution is actually implemented using bonobo, so that each major
component of Evolution (addressbook, Calender, Mail, ...) is
implemented as a separate process.

These components can be reused in other programs, giving users access
to their single addressbook no matter what program they're using, etc.

I think you'll find this is quite in fitting with the Unix mentality.

Ian Peters      " is 5 am and the sun has charred the other
itp gnu org      side of the earth and come back to us and painted
itp ximian com   the smoke over our heads an imperial violet..."

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