[Evolution] Getting newer Evo than found in distro (was: About performance)

On 2013/5/14 7:50 AM, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> On Mon, 2013-05-13 at 13:54 -0400, Mark Filipak wrote:
>> On 2013/5/13 8:30 AM, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
>>> Yes.  3.6.x is a major release back.  3.8.x *does* fix some performance
>>> issues, especially related to flaky connections.  Or it certainly seems
>>> that way to me.
>> I'm new to Linux, Adam, so please excuse my ignorance. In my Linux
>> virtual machine I'm running Evolution version 3.6.2 and I've experienced
>> sudden crashes at start-up & while idle (not doing anything).
> If you run the "evolution" command from the command line [gnome-terminal]
> you may see text error messages upon the uninitiated exit, they may be
> illuminating as to the reason.   But I did see such behavior *rarely* in
> some versions of 3.6.x
> This is generally true for UNIX apps; run them from the command line to see
> stdout/stderr messags if you feel that something is amiss.

Thanks, Adam,

That's a great tip. Idea! = Is there any way to permanently pipe stdout & stderr (from all sources) to an open terminal window that's not part of the offending application's execution thread? If so, I would have that window automatically open when I boot Linux.

>> Evo 3.6.2 is what my Software Manager fetched when I selected to install
>> Evolution. How does a linux-person get and, especially, install the latest
>> version? (Simply pointing me to a web site is fine.)
> Packaging is always a distribution specific issue.   For openSUSE, for
> example, there are repositories one can subscribe[via zypper] and update to
> for the 'latest' versions of software.   That means someone has to package
> it - but for mainstream software like GNOME that is almost certainly being
> done by someone.
> <http://dominique.leuenberger.net/blog/2013/04/gnome-3-8-for-opensuse-12-3-go-get-it/>
>  So it will depend on what distribution you are using,

VMware Player 5.0.2
Host: WinXP3, 32-bit
Guest: Linux Mint 14, 64-bit + Xfce 4.10

I think you're telling me that I'd need to subscribe to something associated with Linux Mint. Correct? I'll ask at the Mint-user forum. What do I ask for? - Is there some technical name for this needed subscription?

> and will probably only be available to sit on top of the latest release of
> that distro.

Sorry, I don't know what you mean - 'sit on top'?
VMware Player 5.0.2
Host: WinXP3, 32-bit
Guest: Linux Mint 14, 64-bit + Xfce 4.10

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