Evolution 1.2 Release Notes
Ximian Evolution 1.2 is now available. The next major revision of the
award-winning groupware suite, Evolution 1.2 offers exciting new
features and improvements.
Upgrading: Process and Caveats
Evolution 1.2 is supported on the following operating systems:
- Red Hat 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3
- Red Hat 8.0 (New!)
- SuSE 8.0
- SuSE 8.1 (New!)
- Mandrake 8.2
- Mandrake 9.0 (New!)
- Solaris 8 for UltraSPARC
- Yellow Dog Linux 2.2 for PPC
Note: Ximian Desktop and Ximian Evolution 1.0.x are not
currently supported for SuSE 8.1, Red Hat 8.0, Mandrake
9.0, and Debian Woody.
Upgrading from 1.0.x
The format of certain configuration files has changed in this version
of Evolution. When you start Evolution 1.2 for the first time, it
will automatically migrate your configuration so that it will work as
expected with this version.
IMPORTANT: After you have installed Evolution 1.2, quit Evolution
and type the command `killev' on the command-line (without quotes)
before launching the new version of Evolution.
Significant Changes in 1.2
Search Criteria Changes
When you specify multiple words in search "contains" criterion,
Evolution will now search the mail messages that contain all the words
specified, in any order. (The 1.0.x behavior was to look for the
whole string in "subject contains" matches, and matched no messages in
the case of body searches.)
This applies to the search bar, the filter rules and the vFolder
rules. Filter rules and vFolder rules might need to be re-adjusted
after you upgrade to version 1.2.
IMAP Folder Name Changes (I18N)
If you created any folder names using non-ASCII characters using prior
versions of Evolution, you will find they may not be displayed
properly anymore. This is because previous versions did not implement
IMAP I18N folder names correctly as specified in RFC 2060.
The upgrade script will try to rectify any filters or vFolders using
any such names. However, as it does not know the character set used
by the server, non ISO-8859-1 (latin-1) characters will not be
properly converted. You may need to reverify the filter and vFolder
rules in this case.
Also note that if such folder names do not display properly that it is
purely cosmetic and may be fixed by renaming the folder(s) in
PalmOS Synchronization Changes
If you wish to synchronize Evolution 1.2 with a PalmOS device, you
will need to install the additional packages "evolution-pilot" and
New Features in the 1.2 Series
- The toolbar now includes a "New" dropdown menu/button from which
you can create messages, appointments, etc. from within any
- A new, integrated configuration dialog for all of Evolution is
- When you use the folder selection dialog, you can now jump to a
folder just by typing its name and hitting Enter (instead of
using the arrows or the mouse).
- You can now specify your default mail, calendar, tasks and
contacts folders. The shortcuts in the shortcut bar will always
point to the default folder; so for example if you have an IMAP
account you can specify that the INBOX on the IMAP account is
default and clicking on the Inbox icon on the shortcut bar will
take you to the INBOX on the IMAP account.
- Fonts for displaying of HTML mail can now be configured from
within Evolution (instead of having to use GNOME Control
- You can now make Evolution play a sound, beep, or display a
message when new mail arrives. It is also possible to trigger
these actions based on a filter rule.
- The behavior of the search bar has been improved, and the UI has
been integrated better with the menu bar and the rest of the
- For the table-based views, you can now define, save and reuse
view settings using the "View" menu.
- The Send/Receive button is now always accessible from any
- You now can drop objects (e.g. mail messages, appointments)
directly to the folders on the shortcut bar (in 1.0.x, you could
only drop them in the folder folder bar).
- Loading speed has been improved.
- When you receive an appointment through email, you can choose
which calendar to update, and if it's for an existing appointment
the folder is automatically detected
- Calendar importer now supports importing to remote folders.
- Calendar GUI and alarm daemon now use listeners for the
- Show status messages for all long calendar operations.
- Included timezone information on VCALENDAR objects used in copy/paste.
- Meeting scheduling improvements; sends replies when you update
your attendance status, warnings if the user changes a meeting
they didn't create.
- Deleting a meeting with a right click will now offer to send a
- Can accept meeting replies from non-attendees (they become
- Fixed task view to update completion status the same as the
- You can now set meetings to recur on "last day of the month"
or "last Tuesday of the month," etc...
- It is now possible to specify which folders are used for
- Improved address selection dialog (for sending mail and meeting
- Improved feedback for search results for all backends and the
- SSL/STARTTLS support for LDAP has been added.
- Various performance improvements
- Fixed wombat/addressbook crashes dealing with autocompletion, it
should be much more stable now.
- Added support for categories searches on categories in LDAP
- Much improved LDAP backend responsiveness and performance.
- New, much faster indexing engine. This results in faster mail
incorporation, faster mail display, and faster searches.
Overall, the new engine should work much better for larger
folders, and take considerably less space on the disk.
- If you type multiple words in the search bar for the
"... Contains" rules, Evolution will search messages that
contain all of the words you specified, in any order.
- More consistent search results for indexed, non-indexed and
- Better UTF8 (Unicode) support. Searches, folder names
- It is now possible to mark messages for follow-up and other
flags. It is also possible to change the color in which a
specific message is displayed in the mail list.
- When the message list is sorted by a certain field, it is possible
to jump to the first item in the list that matches a certain
string by just typing the first few characters.
- You can now specify which folders get synced when switching to
- All previously read messages are automatically downloaded for
- STARTTLS support for POP, SMTP and IMAP has been added.
- You can have all of your mail Auto-Cc:ed or auto-Bcc:ed to a
specified set of recipients.
- SMTP error reporting has been improved.
- Vastly improving body search vFolder performance with IMAP
- vFolders can now have an additional column which shows the
original location of the message.
- You can now edit a set of signatures within Evolution, and pick
which signature you want when composing a message.
- Handling of replies has been improved; in particular, you can
now paste any text as a quotation, and quotation formatting is
preserved when switching between HTML and non-HTML mode.
- Evolution can now generate graphical smileys automatically as
- Quotation logic has been improved, re-wrapping long lines in
replies now preserves quotation marks.
- Multiple simultaneous language support in the spell checker.
- Cut & Paste support for html between netscape/mozilla/evolution.
- Optimized rendering of long messages.
- Improved html rendering, including support for the clear
attribute in <br> elements.
- Can have non-local (IMAP) mail folders displayed on the summary.
- Improved Calendar and Tasks displayed. Displays overdue and todays
tasks in colors.
- Better folder selector.
- Better Weather/News Feed selector.
- Can delete user added news feeds.
Bugs Fixed Since 1.1.90
The following bugs have been resolved since version 1.1.90:
- Made the default width of the mail filter editing dialog larger.
- Removed the development warning at startup. (Ettore)
- Fixed a problem with the calendar navigation widget showing the
wrong year. (JP)
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