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Evolution 2.28.0 released!!

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Evolution team is happy and proud to announce the evolution 2.28.0 release. To give an overview of what the release provides,

• Google calendar will be available through Caldav interface by default

• Configurable date formats

• Selecting local ICal files as calendar sources

Better Calendar cache

Attachment bar rewrite

• Support for unmatched vfolder and creating vfolder using vfolders is added back.

• GroupWise conversation threading

• GroupWise meeting retract/resend

• Tons of bug fixes

As many would know already, we branched evolution early in order to get rid of bonobo. Am happy to see this from mbarnes!

We have already started working on the tasks identified for the 2.30. Here is the summary of those tasks,

• Bonobo less Evolution

• EDS DBus port

• Exchange MAPI Improvements

• Mailer async operations (with IMAPX)

• GNOME 3.0 Cleanup

• Migrate go-evolution wiki contents to lgo and gnome.org/projects/evolution

• Quick steps for writing evolution plugins

• Disk summary regressions on vfolder

If you would like to get involved in any of the above work or have some new ideas, we would be happy to guide. We need more people getting involved in Evolution development!

Some screen shots of the new features added,


Configurable date formats


Allow Local  Ical files to be added as calendar sources

This is a special release for myself and mbarnes as we have taken the responsibility of maintainer-ship from this release.

Thanks to all the users, testers, developers, translators, bug masters, distributors and everyone involved in the project.

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Written by chenthill

September 21, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Posted in evolution, gnome, suse

11 Responses

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  1. I don’t quite understand what the first point in the list means: “Google calendar will be available through Caldav interface by default”. Can someone elucidate?

    Alexander Hunziker

    September 21, 2009 at 9:55 pm

  2. Any chance on fixing the main account preferences window. (it’s too large)


    September 21, 2009 at 10:07 pm

  3. god work but anyone request a more skinnable interface for Evolution 4 person who want compact interface?


    September 21, 2009 at 11:47 pm

  4. Question about Bonobo: Reading the blog it seems that that kill-bonobo branch has already been merged. Now I read that “Bonobo less Evolution” is planned for .30. I am misunderstanding you?

    Carsten Niehaus

    September 22, 2009 at 12:15 am

  5. Well, I just noticed this: “This will debut as 2.29.1.”

    Sorry, I am stupid ;-)

    Carsten Niehaus

    September 22, 2009 at 12:16 am

  6. Any chance the regressions on IMAP with incorrect unread message counts could be looked at for 2.30 as well as the vfolder regressions?






    Alex Murray

    September 22, 2009 at 5:47 am

  7. @Alexander, we had a google calendar backend written using the native interface (using google apis) which was broken. There was no one to maintain it. So we decided to support google calendar using caldav interface by default. For more information, have a look at https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=583374 .


    September 22, 2009 at 11:53 am

  8. @Alex yes they will be fixed for 2.30. If possible we would put put those fixes in 2.28 as well.


    September 22, 2009 at 12:23 pm

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