Ximian Takes Evolutionary Step Forward

By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2003-12-22 Print this article Print

Evolution 1.5, a development release of the popular Linux mail and calendaring client, exhibits an improved interface, better calendar handling and built-in support for spam blocking.

This months release of Evolution 1.5 provides an early look at whats set to change when Ximian Inc.s popular e-mail and calendar application for Linux reaches its major Version 2.0 update in March. Evolution 1.5 is a development release intended for testing and bug hunting. In eWEEK Labs tests, we found the development label an apt one—this version is currently far too crash-prone to supplant Evolutions stable 1.4.5 version for regular use.

However, we appreciate the changes the Evolution team has made, probably the most welcome of which is built-in spam-blocking support, courtesy of SpamAssassin.

Next page: Evolution lets users train spam filters

As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. Jason's coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.

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