PR: Evolution 2.0.0 Announced
Sep 22, 2004, 14:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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In accordance with our Grand Plan (TM), the Evolution Team is
pleased to announce Evolution 2.0.0 has been released to coincide
with GNOME 2.8 Download the following:
Evolution 2.0 is the stable version of the 1.5.x development
series. It will upgrade your existing 1.4 install if you were not
using 1.5 previously, but will not delete it until told to.
Major New User Features:
- NNTP support
- S/MIME support
- Integrated Junk Filtering with SpamAssassin
- Web calendars
- Overlayed calendars
- Improved UI
- Many bug fixes
Major New Developer Features:
- Simplified component creation, its much easier to write your
own component now
- The calendar and address book data is now available via the
Evolution Data Server (formerly the wombat) without requiring the
- Generally improved internal architecture
Q) Where is the executive summary component?
A) The summary was removed from Evolution as most of the
functionality now exists throughout the GNOME desktop. For example,
the Weather applet and panel clock for appointments/tasks and an
RSS aggregator as a separate app. The evolution-brainread module
which is in GNOME cvs does have an RSS aggregator.
Q) Where is the shortcut bar?
A) The shortcut bar was removed in favor of the component buttons
which allow you to easily switch between
Q) Where does Evolution store my data now?
A) It is now stored in ~/.evolution
Q) Why is my question not answered here?
A) We didn't know it was a significant issue for you, let us know
The three major known issues are:
- Creating a maildir account or an mbox account with a directory
of mboxes requires you to manually enter the directory instead of
browsing to it.
- Alarms don't work properly if Evolution runs past midnight
- Contacts behave badly if LD_ASSUME_KERNEL is set on NPTL
threaded systems (unsetting LD_ASSUME_KERNEL should make this work
All of these bugs should be fixed in 2.0.1.
If you have problems with 2.0.0, please take the time to submit
the bug using Bug Buddy or at http://bugzilla.ximian.com. Try to
fill in as much detail as you can regarding the circumstances that
lead to the problem
If you have a feature request, you can also file that at
don't be discouraged if you don't hear from us right away, we get
hundreds of feature requests a year.
You can also check if your bug has been reported before by using
the search functionality of Bugzilla.
More information is available at the project website: