Versión 0.1 de Evolution

Desde el viernes la segunda versión de Evolution. Aunque esta muy beta merece la pena darle un vistazo . El armazón que va a soportar el desarrollo modular de Evolution y el resto de las aplicaciones de GNOME esta bastante consolidado.

Para todos aquellos que tengan RedHat y no quieran compilar esta versión hay una pagina con los RPMS en esta dirección.

From: Miguel de Icaza <>

Date: 02 Jun 2000 15:29:40 -0400

Hello guys!

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


* Availability

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:

* Documentation

Aaron Weber's Evolution manual now ships with this version

of Evolution.

* 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

list :-)

Camel internal cleanup, expansion, and general loving from

Dan and Michael. Btw, Michael is a man with one blue laptop.

* Shell

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

(Chris Lahey)

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

simpler (Chris).

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

these days.)

* 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


* Categories

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

build RPMs.

The Evolution Team.