[Evolution-hackers] Evolution 2.12.0, Evolution-Data-Server 1.12.0, GtkHTML 3.16.0, Evolution Exchange 2.12.0 and Evolution-sharp-0.14.0 released

Hello Everyone,

The Evolution Team is pleased to announce the release of

               * Evolution 2.12.0
               * Evolution-Data-Server 1.12.0
               * GtkHTML 3.16.0
               * Evolution Exchange 2.12.0
	       * Evolution-sharp 0.14.0

Evolution 2.12 has the following features and fixes

Spam improvements:
- Evolution can learn HAM now
- New Bogofilter spam plugin

UI Improvements

- Contact merging support
- Improved calendar search: New advanced search and better quick search options
- Improved printing support for Evolution mailer
- Magic space bar support: Read all the unread mails with just space bar key
- Message (auto)selection improvements
- More options offline support
- New command line option (--disable-preview) to avoid repeated crash on startup due to last selected mail/contact/task.
- Option for Outlook style signature on top
- Option for Outlook reply header
- Plugin configuration support: Plugins can be configured in the plugin configuration dialog only
- Spam mails don't initiate new mail notifications
- Spinner for progress indication
- Support for multimedia keys
- Support for showing contact photos in mail preview
- Thread sorting based on date of the latest message

Performance Improvements
- Addressbook optimizations from the DBus port branch
- EContact/VCard folding optimizations
- Exchange folder loading optimizations
- Exchange public folder loading optimizations

New Plugins:
- Bogofilter plugin: Detect/report spam/ham using Bogofilter.
- Attachment reminder plugin: Remind the user of any missing attachments in the mail
- Face plugin: Adds support for sending and viewing FACE header 
- Mail notification plugin: libnotify/tray notifications for new mails
- Tnef attachment plugin (Experimental)
- Revamped Backup/Restore plugin: Backup Evolution data and settings and restore on the same or different machine.

Exchange Improvements
- Exchange delegation support (Mail/Calendar/Tasks)
- GAL caching and summary support 

Groupwise Improvements
- Message tracking improvements

Nearly 100 crashers fixed and in total almost 450 bugs fixed in this cycle. (NEWS files has the list 
of all the bugs fixed with the contributors name/email)

Migration Note: Now Evolution binary doesn't carry any version information ($prefix/bin/evolution)

You can find the tarballs here :


Thanks to all who contributed to the Evolution 2.12 release

Reporting Bugs

If you have problems with 2.12.0, please take the time to submit the bug
using Bug Buddy or at http://bugzilla.gnome.org.  Try to fill in as
much detail as you can regarding the circumstances that lead to the

Kindly check if your bug has been reported before by using the
search functionality of Bugzilla.

More information is available at the project website
and the project wiki :


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