all around good guy and sys admin david solbach set up some mailing lists on the osdw server so we can better coordinate. this includes a general osdw announcement mailing list where we will be announcing upcoming events and other bits of status that may be of interest to those wanting to keep up with what happens with osdw.
i listened to the linux user show this evening as a new podcast of theirs showed up in my akregator. kelly penguin girl and jon put on another entertaining show and while many we kde hackers may not learn anything new about kde from it, it is very interesting to hear kde from the perspective of new and enthusiastic users. they are certainly fans of kde and linux, even kelly who is primarily a mac user these days, and it's interesting to hear what is and isn't obvious in usage.
and speaking of obvious in usage, god damn does outlook suck. i configured outlook 2003 to connect to a kolab server today and while the konsec connector made setting up groupware fairly painless ... it was still insanely complex compared to what i'm used to with kontact which just provides a nice one-step wizard. and then when setting up another outlook client to just do regular ol' imap+smtp i discovered that not only does outlook not do SMTP TLS (hey microsoft, 1998 called and it wants its software back) but when you switch it to use SSL ... it leaves the port at 25 and you have to change it yourself. usability, anyone?
i swear that you have to be a bloody sys admin to configure outlook. there is no way i can see a user getting through that stuff. and i also know that there is no way we could get away with shipping such crappy software without users being all over us and the press giving us bad reviews. and yet millions use it for business every day. huh?
kde-pim hackers: my love for your work was renewed today. microsoft pim coders: please go find yourselves a new profession. seriously.