OEone Discontinues HomeBase DESKTOP
Tuesday October 7th, 2003
MarkHB writes: "OEone, the company that gave rise to Mozilla Calendar and Mozilla Sunbird, has ended distribution of their Homebase DESKTOP product, the UI of which is written entirely in XUL. While they had said earlier that development was being frozen for a time, and they are still selling the full distribution HomeBase SUITE, I hate to see this truly-different desktop vanish. Any chance they could open-source the full desktop without killing the Homebase ANYWHERE (server storage space) revenue stream?"
#6 What a surprise
Wednesday October 8th, 2003 9:08 AM
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No I don't mean that in a mean way, it's just that if you didn't see the writing for this on the wall you were asleep at the wheel. The whole Kiosk/Lite Desktop/3com Audrey/Computer foryourKitchen thing was just a fad, or more likely an idea before its time. The demand for this sort of thing just isn't there.
On the topic of Calendar I was pretty bummed that they couldn't sponsor it anymore. Calendar is a pretty important app IMHO. I really wish it had gotten more attention over the years. Not having it integrated with Thunderbird with Palm syncing for dates mean Thunderbird simply isn't an option for almost any corporation. I'm sure someday that will all happen, I just wish we were closer to having an Outlook killer. Right now that seems a long way off.