Re: Favorite Email/Calender/PIM and Why
I think that the kde solution is the most mature at the moment and leaner than
evolution although it drags along a whole host of libraries when you fire it up
(so does evolution though)
I don't like kmail as it takes the microsoft approach and won't play nicely
with other programs touching it's mail directories unless you setup a local
imap server and access everything over imap (a bad solution IMHO)
There are a few leaner ones, mainly text based, but they all seem to be rather
limited and nothing that doesn't use gtk or qt seems to work with hebrew.
For a mail reader I like sylpheed (should become claws mail soon with a few
nice upgrades), not too lite on the memory but rather lean and certainly
better than evolution, kmail may have been better if it didn't have the whole
library and directory issues. Sylpheed has a plugin to support rss. It also has
a plugin for vcalendar but I didn't like the results (no calendar, handles them
On Mon, 19 Mar 2007 18:25:22 -0400
Matthew K Poer <email@example.com> wrote:
> I need an email client. I need a calender/task scheduling program. I
> know of these combo, "PIM" applications:
> IceDove w/ (Sunbird?) calender extension
> Kontact (Kmail/Kalendar/aKregator/K Address Book)
> Sylpheed w/ iCal plug-in
> are there others?
> I am extremely unorganized and need a good quality calender program. I
> am currently using Evolution in Fluxbox.
> I would like something a bit leaner, since I am using an old laptop.
> However I'd wait an extra few seconds if it meant superior
> Also, it would be nice to have my RSS feeds in the same program,
> something Evolution currently does not do. Do the others?
> So, anyone who feels strongly for or against one of the above PIM
> applications, I'd love to hear what you have to say.
> I'll be using the Etch version of whatever I end up with, and will be
> migrating my current calenders and email from Evolution after I upgrade
> from Sarge to Etch (if I decide to do so)