Re: [Evolution] copy & paste oddness

On Tue, 2017-12-05 at 11:47 +0000, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Tue, 2017-12-05 at 11:31 +0000, Paul Smith wrote:
...The main issue seems to have been that Evolution relies on newer
aspects of the GNOME system...

the main dependency "issue" for evolution is not GNOME as such (the
3.26 still requires gtk 3.10, the 3.28 will require gtk 3.22), it's
evolution-data-server (eds). That is core part of GNOME, where other
applications (including gnome-shell itself) depend on eds as well. The
thing is, if you want to receive some fix for an issue discovered in
evolution, being it mail, calendar, and-so-on related, the change which
fixes it may come to eds, instead of evolution itself. Updating eds
system wide is not fun, due to multiple parts of the system using it.

A bit more details info about evolution dependencies can be found here:
and something sandbox related here:

I guess (but do not know), the issue on the Ubuntu side was mostly
related to the port of evolution from gtk2 to gtk3, which was time when
the dependencies of evolution had been changed often, usually to the
latest (sometimes into the development) versions of the libraries like
gtk and glib. Evolution "stabilized" its dependencies few years ago,
the version requirements are bumped less often these months.

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