Linux News Today: GNOME's Evolution Groupware Client Now Uses OAuth2 for Google Sources
The development cycle of the GNOME 3.20 has started, and the GNOME developers are preparing to release the first milestone, GNOME 3.19.1, which will include many updated core components and applications.
The popular Evolution email and calendar client used by default in numerous GNU/Linux distributions, either standalone or as part of the GNOME desktop environment, has been updated to version 3.19.1, a releases that fixes various issues reported by users since the previous version of the software.
At the end of the article, we’ve attached the internal changelog extracted from the source package of Evolution 3.19.1, so we recommend reading it if you’re curious to know what exactly has been changed in this first development build towards Evolution 3.20.
Among the most important changes, we can mention support for using OAuth2 for Google sources, recurrence editing support for non-detached instances, multiple improvements to the user interface, the ability to write notes in an email, as well as support for creating new calendars during the import of ICS files.
EHTMLEditor has received the most attention
In addition to the bugfixes mentioned above, Evolution 3.19.1 addresses many issues and implements new features to the EHTMLEditor component, including EHTMLEditorSelection and EHTMLEditorView. Moreover, the name of the GNOME Calendar app has been fixed, and an issue with the default:mm translation has been resolved.
Date and time formats are now used in the Memos and Tasks previews, the evolution-mail-formatter component has been implemented into evolution-mail.pc’s libraries too, and the selector of the address book importers has been integrated into the scrollable window.
Last but not least, the Czech, Serbian, Finnish, Danish, German, Greek, and Basque language translations have been updated. Those of you who want to take this pre-release version of Evolution for a test drive can download the Evolution 3.19.1 sources right now from Softpedia, just don’t install it on production environments.