Evolution 2.28.0 released!!

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.


11 thoughts on “Evolution 2.28.0 released!!

  1. Alexander Hunziker

    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?

  2. Carsten Niehaus

    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?

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