Date: 13 Sep 2000 22:57:56 +0500
From: Ettore Perazzoli firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Evolution 0.5 "Salamander" is out
Hello lovers of beautifully integrated groupware suites,
the happy monkeys at Helix Code have made it again: Evolution 0.5,
code name "Salamander", is out.
Evolution is the GNOME mailer, calendar, and addressbook application.
You can get the Evolution 0.5 tarball here:
Evolution also requires GtkHTML (0.6.1), Bonobo (0.18), OAF
(0.5.1), GNOME VFS (0.3), libunicode (0.4), GNOME Print (0.20)
and ORBit (0.5.3).
Helix GNOME users can also install the packages by the usual
means, by using Helix Update (or apt-get on Debian). Packages
for Debian, Red Hat 6.x, Caldera 2.4, Mandrake 7, Suse 6.3 and
TurboLinux 6 are already available from the Helix Code server;
packages for LinuxPPC and Suse 6.4 will be made available
later this week.
* Changes since version 0.4.1
- Switched to using ETree for the folder view. (Chris
- Added interfaces to change the string displayed in
the tree view as the name of the folder. (Ettore)
- Uses only the new iCalendar standard internally; this
means future interoperability with new calendaring
programs. (JP, Federico)
- New ultra-cool date range selector, aka little
- Plenty of internal refactoring. (JP, Damon,
- Pilot working, mostly on pcs infrastructure and some
todo work (still experimental). (JP)
- New advanced search dialog. (Michael Zucchi, Chris
- Added parsing of addresses. (Jesse Pavel)
- Converted most of addressbook to UTF8. (Lauris)
- Filters (but not vfolders) are now more powerful:
they can check any message header, and can do regexp
searches on the headers and body. (Jeff)
- A first draft of an automated mailing list recognizer
has been added. (It will need more/better rules.)
- Attachments are handled differently now. All
attachments always have an icon and a header, and you
can right-click on the icon to view/hide, save, or
launch an external viewer. (Dan)
- It is no longer necessary to quit and restart after
adding a new IMAP server. (Peter)
- Lots of i18n/charset fixing. (Lauris)
- Shiny new toolbar icons. (Tuomas)
- Giant menu reorganization. Most message operations
are now in the "Message" menu, and folder operations
in the "Folder" menu. (Ettore, Dan, Peter)
- "Mark as seen" timeout is now configurable. Mail view
remembers the location of the message list/message
display split. (Richard Hult)
- New filter category: "On-demand", for filters to be
applied at arbitrary times rather than during mail
- POP/IMAP config pages allow you to specify a
port... this may go away in a later release when we
support ssl/ssh tunneling directly. (Peter)
- Reply To All will now remove your own addresses from
the recipient lists. (Jesse Pavel)
- Folders are synced when you switch to another
folder now. (Dan)
- An IMAP bug that caused all messages to be marked as
read before they were read has been fixed. (Dan)
- The IMAP provider is now more robust about dealing
with other concurrent IMAP clients. (Jeff)
- POP and IMAP are better about when they do and don't
try to reconnect. This was part of Camel operation
cancellation support, which unfortunately didn't make
it into 0.5. (Peter)
- Sent and Outbox folders are now functional. You now
have two options when sending a message - "Send Now"
which will send the message imediately and "Send
Later" which will queue the message in Outbox for
later sending. When a message is successfully sent,
it is copied to the Sent folder for your records.
- ETree fixes. (Chris Toshok)
- Lots of small usability fixes. (Chris Lahey)
- Lots of grouping bug fixes. Specifically, fixed
crashes when grouping in trees and made ETable not go
crazy when you change data and the table is grouped.
- Improved table printing when grouped. (Chris
- Converted most of ETable to UTF8. (Lauris)
* Mailing lists
You can subscribe to the Evolution developers list or the
Evolution users list by going to the Evolution home page
Please note that this is still software in development and should
not be used for production work. We appreciate testers and
contributors, but please remember that Evolution will still be
buggy, incomplete, and temperamental.
Thanks to the many people who have sent in suggestions and fixes.
The Evolution team.
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