Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Nov 2006 20:25 UTC, submitted by segedunum
Novell and Ximian In a posting to the Hula mailing list, Novell has stated that it is no longer providing full-time developers to work on Hula. Hula was unleashed in February 2005 to much fanfare. Things seem to have been quite recently, despite the news that iFolder and Hula would be combined into something called Maui.
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Before anyone says it...
by IanSVT on Wed 29th Nov 2006 20:50 UTC
IanSVT
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2005-07-06

This probably has nothing to do with the Novell/MS deal. Hula is not a competitor to Exchange. Novell's own GroupWise is. Hula was derived from NetMail, which itself was derived from Novell's web access client for GroupWise.

There was not much in the way of activity concerning Hula. Novell has plenty of other projects, both open and closed, which need developer talent. There are only so many things any software company can and should work on at a time.

But, since Hula is open source, someone motivated enough can pick up the flag and keep on running with it.

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RE: Before anyone says it...
by gass on Wed 29th Nov 2006 21:11 in reply to "Before anyone says it..."
gass Member since:
2006-11-29

hula has been more or less dead for some time. this post bring not the end for hula, but a new restart.
There is some talk in the mailing lists, because hula is a great piece of software that created a not that small community.

visit http://www.hula-project.org.

Also, if you are a python or a C developer, please add to a great project.

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