[chandler-users] Chandler on Ubuntu Jaunty
eric.carroll at acm.org
Thu Jun 18 23:29:39 PDT 2009
I was evaluating Chandler on ubuntu 8.10 and liking what I saw. I wanted
to move over from Evolution calendar/tasks (which are very limited) and
it appeared to handle all of what Kontact does for tasks/calendar. I was
comparing this to MS Outlook and the FranklinCovey Outlook plugin,
PlanPlus. Unfortunately I upgraded to 9.04 and the use of Chandler came
to an abrupt end as it crashed on start up.
So, in the time honored tradition I went for the source to build it. How
hard could it be, I asked myself? Very, as it turns out. Which is too
bad as it basically means I have to abandon Chandler before I really got
going with it.
After finding a number of patches floating around and applying them, and
after beating on the makefiles a bit (for example, the curl downloads
reach out for non-existant arch directories for the binaries on amd
9.04), I reached the point where I simply could not proceed further: the
build fails while attempted to assemble the python egg, complaining
about the CHANDLERHOME directory setting. I continue to look at it, but
am frankly stumped as to why. Is there any kind of mentor program for
Chandler if you want to hack on it?
The bottom line is that Chandler source on 9.04 is not just "make
install". Nor is a package available. So if you are on ubuntu 9.04 there
appears to be no simple path to Chandler use. This has been noticed on
the ubuntu forums in a couple of postings. Thus my request: Is there any
chance of seeing a 9.04 package made available in the near future?
PS: As a feature request, drag and drop from Evolution (mail, calendar,
tasks) would be highly desirable. In general better desktop integration
to the point where I could use a mail only MUA / card file application,
with Chandler as the tasks/calender, would be welcome.
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