Re: [Evolution] Installing Evolution Exchange

On Wed, 2011-06-22 at 09:40 +0100, Pete Biggs wrote:
evolution-ews (ews=Exchange Web Services) is new and is officially (I
think) at alpha status.  I have used it and it does seem to be
reasonably stable though - mail features seem to be fairly complete.
The downside is that because it's still in development it isn't in any
of the distro repositories yet so it needs to be installed manually.
David Woodhouse (CC'd) is the developer and he will be able to tell
you more. 

We called it 'Alpha' because it didn't have write functionality for the
calendar. That's fairly much all fixed now; the last thing on our
feature list that we want to implement before we release a 'Beta' is
free/busy lookup.

The mail side is working fine; I've been using it for *all* my company
email since about March. At least I was until last week, when I started
using ActiveSync in Evolution instead. But that's another story...

On Tue, 2011-06-21 at 10:02 -0500, Michael Hennebry wrote:
My yum doesn't believe in evolution-ews.

There are Fedora 14 i386 packages at
although they need updating. Mail will work there, but the latest
calendar functionality isn't in those yet. Or is going to do that
*today*, I hope?

If you're on Fedora 15 or non-i386, you'll currently need to build from
source. It's not hard:

 sudo yum install evolution-devel evolution-data-server-devel "pkgconfig(gconf-2.0)" "pkgconfig(glib-2.0)" 
"pkgconfig(gtk-doc)" gettext intltool gnome-common
 git clone git://
 cd evolution-ews
 sudo make install

Once the beta release is out, I'll probably submit packages for Fedora.

(Note: When you type 'foo' on the command line, modern systems will
helpfully say "oh, you need the 'foo' package installed if you want that
to work. Would you like me to install it for you? Why the hell can't
that be hooked up to work with configure scripts too? It *knows* it
needs pkgconfig(gconf-2.0), etc...)


David Woodhouse                            Open Source Technology Centre
David Woodhouse intel com                              Intel Corporation

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