Could you pass this along to your developers -John has been piloting various operating systems for more than a year now and when he tried SLED 10, he quoted saying:
Today I installed Evolution 2.12.0 as part of the Ubuntu Gusty release.
Every issue I have had with Evolution is now resolved. Performance is spectacular, caching is perfect and I no longer have to use OWA to ensure reliability.
My concern is that Evolution/Exchange connector is such a negative experience that it threatens the success of the entire SLED platform.He shared the same in a CIO.com article, saying:
The Evolution e-mail client presented the biggest problem. Every time he launched the application, he had to wait five minutes to use it, until it synced with CareGroup’s Microsoft Exchange server. If he deleted an e-mail before the entire store of deleted e-mails had synced, or if he tried sending an e-mail before all stored e-mails had synced, the application would crash.As Evolution-Exchange maintainer, I teamed up with Skip and provided him various levels of optimization fixes and all of it were released as part of Evolution/Exchange 2.12.0. Skip front ended the efforts by ensuring timely delivery of patches and his feedbacks both ways. As mentioned in my blog, the performance was greatly improved by these patches and the same is appreciated by John in his recent blog, saying:
Congrats to the folks at Canonical who maintain Ubuntu and to the folks at Novell who have significantly upgraded their Evolution email client to meet the needs of Microsoft Exchange users.It feels great to see your efforts/work gets directly appreciated by the users.
John: Thank you for your honest reviews and Skip - for the wonderful support provided both ways.
Update: Fixed some font weirdness.