Date: 13 Sep 2000 22:57:56 +0500 From: Ettore Perazzoli [email protected] To: [email protected] 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. * Availability You can get the Evolution 0.5 tarball here: ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/unstable/sources/evolution 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). ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/unstable/sources/gtkhtml ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/unstable/sources/bonobo ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/unstable/sources/oaf ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/unstable/sources/gnome-vfs ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/unstable/sources/libunicode ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/stable/sources/gnome-print ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/stable/sources/ORBit 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 Shell: - Switched to using ETree for the folder view. (Chris Toshok, Ettore) - Added interfaces to change the string displayed in the tree view as the name of the folder. (Ettore) Calendar: - 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 calendar. (Damon) - Plenty of internal refactoring. (JP, Damon, Federico) - Pilot working, mostly on pcs infrastructure and some todo work (still experimental). (JP) Addressbook: - New advanced search dialog. (Michael Zucchi, Chris Lahey) - Added parsing of addresses. (Jesse Pavel) - Converted most of addressbook to UTF8. (Lauris) Mailer: - 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.) (Ettore) - 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 incorporation. (Peter) - 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. (Jeff) ETable: - 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. (Chris Lahey) - Improved table printing when grouped. (Chris Lahey) - 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 on http://www.helixcode.com/apps/evolution.php3 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. Enjoy, The Evolution team.