[Evolution] Evolution 0.1 is out.
- From: Miguel de Icaza <miguel helixcode com>
- To: gnome-list gnome org, calendar-list gnome org, gnome-announce-list gnome org, evolution helixcode com, gnome-mailer-list gnome org
- Subject: [Evolution] Evolution 0.1 is out.
- Date: 02 Jun 2000 15:29:40 -0400
A new developer's release of Evolution is now available. The
"Amoeba" release, as we call Evolution 0.1, is a great advance
for us, and we've been watching it grow with great excitement.
You can find more information about Evolution in the Evolution web
You can get the Evolution 0.1 tarball here:
Evolution also requires a new version of GtkHTML (0.4):
Evolution also requires the latest version of Bonobo (0.15):
Evolution also requires the latest version of Gnome Print 0.20:
* Mailing lists
You can subscribe to the Evolution developers list or the
Evolution users list by going to the Evolution home page on
* Executive Summary of changes:
In the Mail system:
* vFolders: This unique, advanced feature allows users to save
complex searches as though they were simple folders full of mail.
* Evolution now allows the sending of plain-text mail
* Filtering has been implemented
* A bug that made the POP code not work with some servers has been fixed
* SMTP works, and IMAP support is under way
* Display and GUI improvements
In the Addressbook:
* Contact Editor supports addition of arbitrary fields
* Printing support implemented
* Sorting and GUI improvements
* LDAP work much further along
* Custom category support implemented
* CORBA interface now supports write protection on cards
In the Calendar:
* Recurring and single-time events handled gracefully
* Alarms now supported
* Time zone support fixed
* Ranges now selectable by time column
* Event Editor works with Glade and GnomeApp
* Hacker view of the release:
Aaron Weber's Evolution manual now ships with this version
* Mail system
Now it uses a single HTML display widget for the whole
message, which flickers much less and should simplify
printing of mail messages (Dan Winship)
vFolders have been implemented! (Michael Zucchi)
Filtering has been hooked up to the interface (Zucchi-o).
Both regular filtering, as well as a filter interface to
construct your very own vFolders. Yep. You can make them.
Even I can.
Jeff Stedfast of Spruce fame has begun working at Helix
Code, and he has been working on the SMTP delivery system
(which works now, record time hacking) and the IMAP provider
(he is still working on this one).
The mail display looks just gorgeous. Go check it yourself
(Dan, Larry Ewing).
New mail configuration dialog (Jeff)
We can now send text and html (before we could only send
html) (Dan, Larry).
Some keyboard navigation support. (Dan, Chris Lahey)
"Date" column in the message list (Dan, Chris)
Lots of bug fixes, lots of improvements. Too detailed to
Camel internal cleanup, expansion, and general loving from
Dan and Michael. Btw, Michael is a man with one blue laptop.
We now have a tree view for the Evolution folders (Ettore).
Toggleability of tree view and shortcut views (Ettore).
New paned support (using Chris Lahey's widget above).
New look for displaying components (Ettore).
* AddressBook improvements
Contact Editor now supports arbitrary fields to be added for
creating custom display forms and adding arbitrary fields to
the vCard object (Chris).
Printing of addressbooks has been implemented (Chris).
Double clicking on an empty spot creates a new contact
GUI touchups (Ettore, Miguel)
Alphabet tabs to jump to contacts by first letter (Chris)
Sorting is now case insensitive on the minicard display
Default startup mode for the addressbook in table mode is
Further LDAP work (Chris Toshok).
Support categories (Chris)
CORBA interface now supports read-only and read-write cards.
(Btw, rumour is that Chris Lahey loves Model/View things
* Calendar Land
The EventEditor has been GnomeAppized (Federico).
Alarms are now supported (Federico).
Calendar should load and save events now (Federico).
Support for unrecurring events (Damon).
Now you can select a time range using the time column
Major bug in the time zone handling fixed (Federico).
Gladified the EventEditor (Seth, Federico)
New GNOME::Calendar::Repository interface
* Widgets, widgets, widgets
New e-paned widget used as a pane that can be dragged from
any point instead of just from the handle. Chris Lahey
worked on this one. Ideas and code taken from the Gtk 1.4
widget. This widget also makes the divison bar dissapear if
one of the paned widgets is hidden.
Federico imported a new EScrolledWindow that simplifies
border handling for some widgets.
We have now an auto-hook system for Glade dialogs (Federico)
Simple routines for adding images to our dialogs (Chris).
ETable got a lot of loving from Chris Lahey: new selection
modes; strikeout and bold display in e-cell-text; scrollbars
are shown and hidden as required; context sensitive menu on
headers; speed improvements; ETable automatically resizes
Maintenance and love to EShortcutBar (Damon, Ettore).
* General Visual improvements
The tree display of folders now contains nice mini-icons from
We now have an Evolution global category editor (Chris). It
not only kicks a lot of butt, but we have a few nice ideas
on how to make this beautiful. We welcome contributions.
* Compile features.
Spec file has been integrated into Evolution to let people
The Evolution Team.
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