Ximian Takes Evolutionary Step Forward

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.

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