the wires this evening. After two years of hard work and more than
700 thousand lines of code written, the sleepless hackers at Ximian
are finally getting to the long-awaited 1.0 release of Evolution, the
GNOME groupware suite."
Evolution 0.99 is feature-complete for 1.0. All user-visible text and user interface details are the same as they will be for version 1.0. Barring the discovery of major bugs, this Release Candidate will become the 1.0 build. All that stands between the this software and the title of "1.0" are thousands of users trying to find fault with the software. Despite the impending 1.0 release, you shouldn't stop looking for bugs. If you find a problem, we want to know about it! You can submit a bug report at http://bugzilla.ximian.com or with the GNOME Bug Report tool (Programs ->Utilities ->Bug Buddy). Prizes will be awarded to those reporting the nastiest and strangest bugs, and of course for the greatest number of reports. Every Thursday, developers and users of Evolution gather to find, isolate, and destroy bugs. To participate, open your IRC client and visit the #evobugs channel, located on the irc.gnome.org server. Ximian QA master Luis Villa will be in attendance between 9 AM and 9 PM Eastern Standard Time. AVAILABILITY If you use Ximian GNOME, you can install this version by subscribing to the Ximian GNOME channel in Red Carpet (System -> Get Software). If you do not have Ximian GNOME installed, you can download Evolution binaries from our FTP server at: ftp://ftp.ximian.com/pub/ximian-gnome/ or visit our Source Code page at: http://www.ximian.com/devzone/source.html to get the latest source tarballs. KNOWN ISSUES - In this build only, Palm-OS sychronization is temporarily disabled. It will return in the next release. - Under certain rare circumstances, IMAP connections over SSL can hang Evolution. We expect to have this issue resolved shortly. CHANGES SINCE BETA 5: Shell: - Fixed problems with icons not showing up in the assistants. (Ettore, Anna) - Fixed some drag-and-drop bugs. (Ettore) - Fixed some random crashes and made the shell more robust in case of activation problems or components crashing. (Ettore) - Implemented a newer, prettier about box. (Ettore) - Made sure the quit message always gets displayed. (Ettore) - Made sure the shell doesn't allow folder names with slashes. (Ettore) - Made the folder selection and folder creation dialogs play better with the WM for out-of-proc components. (Ettore) - Make sure components don't display dialogs before the shell windows are displayed. (Ettore) - Fixed some problems with copying/transferring/renaming folders. (Ettore) - Made the pop-up folder bar have the expected size when popped up. (Ettore) Mailer: - Fixed SMTP truncation, IMAP/SSL truncation/hangs when sending/appending messages. (Jeff) - Implemented rename for imap/maildir folders. Rename also tracked in vfolder and filter code. Use rename for local folders when we can instead of copy/delete. (Michael, Jeff) - Fixed startup wizard next page race bugs. (Michael) - Fixed toolbars vanishing. (Michael) - Made filter/vfolder on mailing lists honor domains, but also backward compatible. (Michael) - Fixed the password coming up behind the main window. (Michael, Ettore) - Fixed numerous crash on startup/exit/while doing nothing/switching folder/components, many races and other architectural errors. (Michael, Jeff) - Bunch of vFolder fixes and feature completion. (Michael) - Added a 'index body' option to configure folder. (Michael) - Fixed 'unread' counts, again. (Michael) - Fixed some problems leaking file descriptors and overusing them when not necessary. (Michael) - Implemented iconv() caching and Solaris friendly iconv name converter. Made override display charset work in more cases. (Michael, Jeff) - Various untranslated buttons/menus and other translation issues fixed. (Michael, Jeff) - Offline searching in IMAP. (Michael) - Don't warn the user if he drags a message and drops it in the same place. (Jeff) - Fixed replying-to and forwarding messages with attachments to attach the appropriate attachments in the new message. (Jeff, Larry) - Don't allow the user to edit the default searches and keep all the search menus consistant accross all folders. (Jeff) - Allow the user to drag-and-drop and/or move messages to the Trash folder. (Jeff) - Various fixes to the filtering code. (Jeff, Michael) - Make various dialogs non-modal. (Jeff) - Fixes to POP3 UID caching so users can "leave mail on server" and not get duplicates. (Jeff) - Fixes to IMAP caching code where servers support the UIDPLUS extension. Will also now un-cache a folder when the user deletes it from the IMAP server. (Jeff) - Removed support for PGP 2.6.x due to security issues (pgp would always return 0 suggesting that the signature was valid even when it wasn't). (Jeff) - "Whitespace-only" recipients are now ignored, rather than being flagged as invalid. (Trow) - Fixed bugs related to message searching: memory leak, i18n problems, etc. (Trow) - We no longer leave stray windows lying around after doing the "Add Sender to Addressbook" operation. (Trow) - Bcc: headers are now shown when viewing drafts, sent mail. (Trow) - Lots and lots and lots of other little and not so little things. (Michael, Jeff, Dan, Trow) Addressbook: - General bug fixes. (Everybody) - Printing fixes. (Trow) - Fixed the dreaded "this should never happen" bug. (Trow) - Plugged memory leaks. (Trow) - Fixed use-score sort ordering when doing completion. (Trow) - Fixed EAddressPopup race conditions. (Trow) - Implemented transfer function for shell, so moving contact folders now works. (Trow) - Fixed occasional completion flakiness. (Trow) - Fixed contact count on folder bar. (Trow) - Fixes for LDAP/multibook address completion. (Toshok, Trow) - Added a "Do you want to save changes?" dialog to the contact and contact list editors. (Toshok) - Fixed date (birthday and anniversary) handling for LDAP. (Toshok) - Fixed nasty LDAP modification bug. (Toshok) - Add a config setting (/Addressbook/default_book_uri) to specify where vcards and email addresses from mail messages are stored as contacts. (Toshok) - Fixed problem that arose in an earlier beta where some contacts couldn't be modified or deleted from local addressbook. (Toshok) - LDIF Importer. (Toshok, Michael M. Morrison) - Fixed Memory Leaks. (Trow) - Always show the correct message about the number of contacts on the message bar. (Trow) - Fixed printing of contacts. (Trow) - Fixed the incredibly annoying bug which caused completed (underlined) contacts to spontaneously revert when edited. (Trow) - Better event handling in minicard view. (Chris Lahey) - Fixed Bold font in select names dialog. (Chris Lahey) - Show error dialog if saving a contact to a file fails. (Chris Lahey) - Handle carriage returns in any contact field properly. (Chris Lahey) Summary: - Worked around gnome-vfs problems that were causing crashes. (Trow) - Set the defaults to be CNN and Boston (Ettore) - Move the location of the RDF file to be in a place that will always exist. - Fixed numerous assorted bugs. (Trow, Iain) - Made the offline operation work correctly. (Iain) - Fixed a bug were the summary wouldn't retain settings if all folders, or RDFs, or weather stations were removed. (Iain) Importers: - Made the pine importer work for multidepth mail folders. (Iain) Calendar: - Underlined accelerators now work in the editor dialogs. (Damon) - Many fixes for scheduling meetings. (JP) - Status bar messages for long queries. (Rodrigo) - Appointments with empty summaries are now deleted from the views. Also, you can press Escape to cancel editing. (Federico) - The alarm daemon no longer displays "old" alarms twice. (Federico) - Alarms now handle timezones correctly. (Federico) - Repeating alarms are now handled. (Federico) - The alarm daemon is launched as soon as the calendar starts, not when you actually open a folder. (Federico) - You can now set a default reminder to be added to new appointments . (Federico) - Fixes for printing week views. (Damon) - Tasks printout now matches the task list better. (Damon) - Better handling of DATE values, as opposed to DATE-TIME ones. (Damon) - Many changes to handle the default timezone better. (Damon) - Recurrence generation fixes. (Damon) - Fixed merging of complete VCALENDAR components. (Damon) - Fixes to the folder transfer functions. (Ettore, Federico) - Tasks activation fixes. (Damon) - Outlook interoperability fixes. (Damon, JP) - Miscellaneous fixes to the event/task editors. (Damon, JP, Federico) - New iCalendar importer. (Rodrigo) - Fixed problems introduced in Beta 6 due to the changes in the URI management functions. (Rodrigo) - Prettier alarm notification dialog. (Larry) - Session management for the alarm daemon. (Federico) - Added activity bars for long calendar operations. (Rodrigo) - Added iCal file importer. (Rodrigo) - Show error dialogs on calendar failures. (Rodrigo) Conduits: - Addressbook phone numbers now preserved if they can't all be synced to desktop. (JP) - Sync addressbook phone numbers from non-english pilots. (JP) - Various memory leak fixes. (JP) - Handle multi-day calendar events (without recurrences). (JP) - Make sure task records are marked complete in every relevant field. (JP) - Use new timezone stuff everywhere. (JP, Damon) - Translate task priorities better. (JP) _______________________________________________ gnome-announce-list mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gnome-announce-list