Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Evolution Very Much Alive and Kicking

Jason, an interesting post though I think you got many facts wrong (including my nationality). Grepping mail headers for X-Mailer *Evolution* is indeed a good trick for a quick pulse-check. I would have imagined you would have chosen a similar dipstick on the cvs, the release site or bugzilla to find out if the project was still alive. It is true that triaging Evolution takes a very long time - it tops the 'open bugs' and 'opened last week' stats but - oh yes, it tops the 'closed last week' column week after week too, thanks to a lot of GNOMErs who still love, use and contribute to the project.

It *is* a shame that the crasher you had reported got triaged after 5 months and you were asked for a stack trace 'when we could have got one, if we indeed cared'. Please do file the 'some eight to ten crashes' mentioned in your blog and see if we fare any better now.
And if you need a nudge to try Evolution again, check out some stats and the charts on Evolution 2.8 IMAP performance.


Anonymous said...

What, you mean Bangalore != Bangladesh? ;-)

Yeah, I rolled my eyes at that one, too. I notice someone added a comment to his blog post pointing out the error.

-Mark Gordon

Stu Hood said...

We really appreciate all of the GNOME hacker's work on Evolution. Its really un-necessary for those guys to have made such a personal attack against the project: as has been said many times before, if you don't like the progress that something is making, contribute to it!

Many, many people are happy to use Evolution, including myself. Keep up the good work.

Hans Petter Jansson said...

I still use Evolution every day to manage large amounts of mail. It's the only tool I find up to the task.

pvanhoof said...

Hey Harish, you guys still need to put that mmap patch in evo ;). You can then add a new graph to that performance page. One about memory reduction.

Harish Krishnaswamy said...

Hans /stu hood: Thanks a lot for the encouraging words.

Philip : The Two Ten planning page on go-evolution.org is up and we are listing the tasks and assessing priorities. Get involved there.

Q Hartman said...

Here's another bump from a happy Evo user. Keep up the good work guys. My heart sank when I read those "death of Evolution" headlines. I'm glad to see the rebuttal!