Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 68739
Gnome-pim removed from 7.3 and limbo
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:44:08 EDT
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Description of problem:
The release notes of Red Hat Linux 7.3 note that the gnome-pim package has been
removed. I think that this is unfortunate because gnomecal and gnomecard are
nice, lightweight alternatives to evolution. I am a fan of both and would like
to request that they be included in future Red Hat Linux versions.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to install the gnome-pim package.
Actual Results: Gnome-pim rpm is not included in Red Hat Linux 7.3+.
Expected Results: Well, I guess gnome-pim should have been installed.
It's not maintained upstream. Until someone picks it up and actively maintains
it, not much we can do - it's guaranteed to bitrot eventually. There were
already quite a few unresolved bugs and issues a year ago when gnome-pim was
It'll only be worse now.
We try to avoid shipping software that isn't maintained since the bugs don't get
fixed, and it doesn't have any future.
A gentleman named Sebastian Rittau seems to be porting gnome-pim to GNOME2. He
work is available at http://me.in-berlin.de/~jroger/gnome-pim.