There were some comments earlier today on the suse-linux list about the
upgrade to Evolution (1.3.92) that is available from usr-local-bin.
(BTW thanks James)
I could not resist after hearing about it, so I installed Evo 1.3.92 on
my copy of SuSE 8.2 and have quickly noticed the following:
- speed on my system (AMD 1800; KDE 3.1.2 and the latest QT fix) is very
similar to the Evo 1.2.4 that was replaced. The new Evo may be a little
more responsive, but it is definitely not slower.
- fonts are MUCH CLEANER.
- the overall visual display is a little cleaner with many small
- Calendar appears to be non-functioning. This is a big downer. When I
click on Summary my upcoming appointments are shown, but when I click on
Calendar (day, week or month) there is nothing shown. Is something
missing in the usr-local-bin version?
- Contacts has an almost big improvement in the handling of web pages
and then a corresponding glitch. Contacts used to merely record the web
pages but to go to a web page you would need to copy the web address to
your browser. With Evo 1.3.92 there is a button next to the web address
in the contact editor that if clicked brings up Moz with the web page.
This is a nice feature, the problem is that none of the web pages that I
had recorded in Evo 1.2.4 have been saved to Evo 1.3.92. Further, if a
manually add a web address in the contact editor and then save the new
contact information the web is not saved in the contact editor.
- in Contact information I had extensively modified the Categories to be
able to sort my contacts on such things as
my wife's contacts
these categories are lost on the upgrade from 1.2.4
- the keyboard shortcut that I use the most in reading email is no
longer working. The shortcut is that new mail is sorted as most recent
at the bottom and then when I read mail I can either type "]" which
keeps the email that was read and then brings up the next unread email
OR I would click "delete" and the read email was deleted and the next
unread email is viewed. For un-kept email the second option allowed me
to do 2 actions with 1 keystroke (delete and view next message). This no
longer works with 1.3.92.
Overall and visually I like where Evo is headed with the next upgrade.
On the practical side there are too many glitches for me to use 1.3.92
in a working environment. This is after about one-half hour with the
new Evo. Rather than tweaking and trying to fix I will be moving back
to Evo 1.2.4
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