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February 2010

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Evolution and annoying folders.

I just tried out Evolution[1] for the first time in ages, a little bit ago.

Overall, it seems to be a fairly decent e-mail program. It does have a few things about it that annoy me, though.

Primary among them, is the ~/evolution/ folder. What in the hell is up with that? Why does it need that, and why does it create it without asking me? Why isn't it called ~/.evolution/, and why does it appear that there's no way for me to tell it to use ~/.evolution/?

I've been seeing this more and more frequently lately, particularly among KDE/Gnome apps, and it seriously annoys me. Don't clutter up ~/ with crap. I don't want it there. Use a dot-directory, or give me the option of where I want it located.

After exiting Evolution, I deleted ~/evolution/. I don't expect I'll be starting it up again anytime soon.

[1] For those who haven't heard of it, Evolution is an E-Mail program for Linux. It's fairly similar in appearance and features to Outlook.

Comments

I totally agree. And btw, I think that the main reason people use Evolution is that it can use certain proprietary MS protocols and stuff.