17 January 2005
Evolution for Windows
I am thrilled to announce that we recently hired Tor Lillqvist into the Novell Desktop group. Tor is famous for his work to port Gimp and the Gtk+ toolkit to Windows, and these days he helps keep Gimp running on Windows.
For Novell, Tor is working along the same lines, making Gtk+ and various parts of the Linux desktop stack run better on Windows to improve the experience for cross-platform developers. He is currently working on a dbus port to help complete Fredrik Hedberg‘s port of Beagle to Windows.
Beagle running on Windows
After that is done, however, his major project will be to port Evolution to Windows. The scope and difficulty of this work is currently unknown, so we don’t have a timeline (or even a “development plan” to speak of), but you will be able to follow his work on the various mailing lists and on Tor’s blog (once he starts one). The Evolution porting will be discussed along with all Evolution development topics on e-h.
If you’re interested in helping, I’m sure Tor would welcome you with open arms. It’s a big project.
Good luck, Tor! We’re all really happy you joined!
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