Big thanks to Rodrigo Moya for getting the bulk of the work done in Evolution 3.4, and to Milan Crha for finishing the remaining pieces in time for Evolution 3.5.3. I chipped in on a few GConf keys as well, but made a bigger mess of things.
Saner Account Storage
As for me, I’ve been toiling away for most the year on those not-so-simple GConf keys I mentioned earlier -- the ones that we stuff account information into in the form of XML blobs.
Evolution’s account storage will soon move to plain text files in a simpler .ini-style syntax. Account data will be easier to read, easier to edit, easier to back up, easier to copy to other systems.
We’ll also introduce another new D-Bus service to manage these account files and also centralize some account-related background jobs that Evolution currently handles (but shouldn’t) such as GNOME Online Accounts monitoring.
I could ramble on about this but I’ll save it for a separate blog post.
As you can see, quite a lot going on at once. Any questions, feel free to email me, or email Evolution’s development mailing list, or jump on Evolution’s IRC channel: #evolution on GIMPNet (irc.gimp.org).
Fridrich Štrba has been doing an awesome job of integrating the latest Evolution release on Windows. We have a new Windows installer!
Since he's not on Planet GNOME, I'm acting as his proxy. Check out his latest blog post for details and lots of pretty screenshots.