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?"

#9 Simple is good!

by elempoimen

Friday October 10th, 2003 6:58 AM

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"'simple apps for simple minds'"?!?

Simple is not always a bad thing. Why don't I use LiteStep? It's not because I can't figure it out--when I had more time in my life, I did use it. The reason I don't use it is because Explorer is effective and simple--or maybe it's just more polished. At any rate, I don't have time to play with complex apps and config files when all I need to do is a simple task, and do it quickly. IMHO, Mozilla/*bird still has a little too much manual config file editing for mass market consumption...but it's much better than it was at one time. And it's finally workable enough for me and the limited time I have in my life.

I'm smart enough to use a complex app. I've done it for years. Problem is, I don't have time for it. I just need something that works. Period. So, simple is good!