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Re: [SLE] Balsa, mahogany, kmail....
- From: ZephyrQ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (ZephyrQ)
- Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 19:15:04 -0600
- Message-id: <20001124191504.A502@ZQ>
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 19:15:04 -0600
From: ZephyrQ <ZephyrQ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [SLE] Balsa, mahogany, kmail....
I've been using Balsa now for several weeks. Not bad for what it
does--there are some kinks that need to be worked out and some more options
(like filters), but I liked it better than most anything else out there
(and I've tried most of them--except Mahogany, I couldn't get it to work).
Pronto! works well, but the perl stuff would hog system resources.
Personally, I agree with you. In this area (and a couple others)
the OSS model isn't quite measuring up. I could try and get used to mutt
or pine, but I *do* prefer a GUI--I switched to Linux when IBM dropped OS/2
(for the most part) and I *really* miss the meaty interface; it was much
more efficient than X and the online tools were unparalleled in either
Windows or Linux.
If Linux (via Gnome or KDE--I prefer Gnome right now...) could
streamline some more of the installations of 3rd party software (i.e.--make
it easier: I hate tracking down broken symlinks or installing new
libraries); come up with some decent *usable* software
(e-mail/browser/etc.); and start selling preloaded systems
(consistently)--then watch out.
<p>On Fri, 24 Nov 2000 15:30:02 Corvin Russell wrote:
> Has anyone tried Balsa or Mahogany? I can't help but think that this
> is one case where the OSS development model has not worked. We have a
> lot of half-baked loaves when for the same effort we probably could
> have had a loaf of bread if people has just cooperated... but not to
> be pessimistic, perhaps Balsa and Mahogany are good? Any reports?
> Corvin Russell <corvinr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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