[Mono-list] OT: Evolution and Mono

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor@vt.edu
Sun, 02 May 2004 17:27:31 -0400

I'm not a Ximian guy, but I play on on TV!

OK, I don't, and in fact I have no affiliation with any of the groups
involved, but I can guess...


On Sun, 2004-05-02 at 17:13, Nik Derewianka wrote:
> Is there any way to get Evolution running on Windows (cygwin or
> otherwise) ?

This appears to be a fairly common question.  The answer, last I heard,
was that they'd love to have Evolution run on Windows, but it's not a
priority (Evolution 2.0 is the current priority, followed by integration
with the Gnome desktop platform), so -- at present -- it would require
an external effort to port Evolution.

I'm not sure how hard this would be; it depends on how many X11-isms are
in Evolution and its dependent-libraries.

See Google for more information; "evolution win32 port" brought up some
interesting information.

> Any future plans of getting Evolution re-written as a mono application ?

Not likely, at least not at present.  Evolution is attempting to become
part of the Gnome desktop platform, and there seems to be a large
contingent of people who are dead set against any Mono dependency in

This may change in the future, but for *now* this appears to be the
case.  See the desktop-devel-list archives at mail.gnome.org.

> (or anyone know of a full Outlook+Exchange equivalent for win32 clients
> any server ?)

Not that I know of.  LDAP+IMAP+any decent mail client (Thunderbird) is
often cited as a good-enough equivalent, but if you need Calendaring and
the whole combined package, I don't know of any equivalents.

 - Jon