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Old 09-10-2003, 10:12 AM   #1
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Need a calendar / organizer


I'm getting ready to start grad school, distance learning style. I know I'm going to need a calendar / organizer of some sort so I can get reminders of exams, and when homework is due. I was thinking of giving Ximian's Evolution a try. Has anyone had any good / bad experiences with this app and what others should I be looking at as possibilities?

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Old 09-10-2003, 10:19 AM   #2
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I use Evolution all the time no real problems. The only thing that might happen is that some part of the program crashes, but just restart Evolution and it is fine.

I would defenitly recomend Evolution
 
Old 09-10-2003, 02:53 PM   #3
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evolution is very nice but a little big. If you have a newer system you should be fine. Although I do use it occasionaly it often errors out when connecting to my pop3 server thru my webhosting company. YMMV
 
Old 09-10-2003, 03:25 PM   #4
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its a pretty big machine but I'm not a fan of bloatware... I consider my ram to be sacred... that's why I refuse to use Nautilus or any other program that wants to stay resident when I don't need it or do something more than it should. I'll give evolution a shot. Is there an area for reviews on these forums... maybe I'll post my opinion of the thing after trying it for a while.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 06:31 PM   #5
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ok, just went to install Evolution and it refuses to install because I don't have an rpm based system (LFS). Does anyone know of a repackaged version out there? or have the rpm so I can cpio it and install it?

thanks in advance,
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Old 09-10-2003, 06:39 PM   #6
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ok, just hacked the shell script and got the visual installer to run. However once that started it then tried to identify my OS (the downloaded installer did) and failed so it STILL won't install. Any suggestions?
 
Old 09-11-2003, 07:23 AM   #7
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Well, I am not sure you can install it from source as I believe it may not be entirely gpl. However if you go to the ximian website (ximian.com) and go to the developer section, you can try FTP'ing the source and compiling it by hand. post back with results please, as others may be in a similar situation

alternatively you could install RPM and try that as well.
 
Old 09-11-2003, 10:02 AM   #8
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BigNate, thank you for the help. (and I like the little 127.0.0.1 logo in the sig). After trying to get the binary from Ximian to run I posted my frustrations here and then wondered off to beyond.lfs to check out what they suggested for Office / Calendar software. Oddly enough down the list was Evolution. So I downloaded their source (much like your suggestion) and promptly spend about the next 45-60 minutes installing evolution and all its dependancies.

So it finally installed and when I went to execute the binary in triumph I was quickly greeted by an error stating that evolution could not start because of some bonobo/configdatabase error.

So as it stands now I am currently trying to fix this problem. If anyone has any suggestions I'm wide open.

Thanks,
jpbarto
 
  


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