The first release candidate for Eudora OSE (“Open Source Edition”) has been released , after a gap of several months since the last beta.
Described as “an email client that combines Mozilla’s Thunderbird with code, features, and GUI elements from Qualcomm’s Eudora”, Eudora OSE is the end result of Qualcomm’s decision in October 2006 (Remember that?) to get out of the email market and to open source the code for its email client, once the most popular email app on the Mac platform.
Firing it up for a quick look-see is very nostalgic. First the freestanding mailbox pane appears, and then that unforgettable “bob-bob-a-bob-a-bob” sound of new mail arriving.
Old hands might still cherish a secret flame for Eudora, and find this release an interesting thing to play around with.
It’s not the old Eudora, that’s for sure; feels more like a skinned version of Thunderbird to me.
Tags: email, Eudora, not apple mail, not mail.app, open source, qualcomm, thunderbird