Just to give a heads-up on what WON'T work w.r.t. calendars/tasks/memos:

+ no meetings/assigned tasks support.. (we're waiting on a few APIs to be
made available by libmapi)
+ no recurring events [1]
+ freebusy info (the first point would make this irrelavant.. but..)

The rest of the basic features would *mostly* work..
Comparing the plugin to the current Exchange connector.. feature-wise...
MAPI stilllllll has a long way to go.. :)

Looking forward to a lot of people trying/testing the RPMs and getting back
to us with their invaluable feedback.. TIA !!

[1] events = appointments/meetings.. unfortunately, Evolution does not
support recurring tasks yet.. so.. don't wait on that..


P.S. ohhh... btw.. Outlook notes ~= Evolution memos..

On Jan 18, 2008 7:50 PM, Jacob Johnny <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Hello guys,
> This is an announce mail for the preview of Evolution MAPI provider.
> This provider can connect to Exchange 2007 servers and also to Exchange
> 2003, 2000 and 5.5 (untested).
> After seeing enormous interest by the users in Exchange 2007
> connectivity, we have prepared a preview of the current development code
> from the branch. The evolution-mapi-provider is a standalone rpm but in
> future it may be part of the Evolution/EDS rpms. It has a dependency on
> OpenChange's ( http://openchange.org ) libmapi and Samba4.
> I'm maintaining the build service project for the provider and I'm
> planning to give RPMs for OpenSUSE, SLED, Fedora and Ubuntu. We would be
> doing incremental releases of this periodically and may have nightly
> builds for this pretty soon (Don't ask me when ;-)
> The below url should let you access the Samba4, libmapi and Evolution
> MAPI Provider rpms.
> http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/jjohnny:/evolution-exchange-mapi-provider
> Due to the recent outage of OpenSUSE Build Service, we aren't able to
> get the rpms ready. So I have built RPMs for opensuse 10.3/i586 alone
> and is available at:
> http://gnomebangalore.org/~sragavan/exchange-mapi/i586/<http://gnomebangalore.org/%7Esragavan/exchange-mapi/i586/>.
> The build for the project is already queued. So it is possible that by
> the time, you read the mail, the rpms might have been published already.
> So go check out and give your valuable feedback.
> ****** IMPORTANT - DISCLAIMER *******
>      * The build could be very unstable and may crash frequently.
>      * Don't report these issues on to Evolution bugzilla atm. We will
>        create the components and let you all know it. Mean while, you
>        can write your comments/bugs at
>        http://www.go-evolution.org/MAPIProvider/Bugs and we will
>        migrate them to bugzilla a little later.
>      * It is not yet feature complete. We don't have public folders/GAL
>        yet. EMail subjects appear corrupted and lots of other known
>        issues :)
>      * Most of the features are untested
>      * You need to export the Samba4 LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/samba4/lib
>      * At Last: I'm not responsible for any serious damage caused due
>        to the package. So try it at your own risk!!! :)
> Thanks
> Johnny.
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