On Tue, 2018-04-10 at 18:47 +0100, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote: > OTOH Ubuntu *may* improve general Gnome support in the future now that it > has abandoned Unity.
I should be able to clarify the issue, since I'm using Ubuntu to help novices and Arch Linux for myself. [root@archlinux rocketmouse]# lsb_release -a LSB Version: 1.4 Distributor ID: Arch Description: Arch Linux Release: rolling Codename: n/a [root@archlinux rocketmouse]# systemd-nspawn -qD /mnt/moonstudio lsb_release -a LSB Version: core-9.20160110ubuntu0.2-amd64:core-9.20160110ubuntu0.2-noarch:security-9.20160110ubuntu0.2-amd64:security-9.20160110ubuntu0.2-noarch Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS Release: 16.04 Codename: xenial As you could see at https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/evolution , it even is in the "universe" repository for "bionic", aka 18.04 LTS, which will be released this month, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases . "Universe The universe component is a snapshot of the free, open-source, and Linux world. It houses almost every piece of open-source software, all built from a range of public sources. Canonical does not provide a guarantee of regular security updates for software in the universe component, but will provide these where they are made available by the community. Users should understand the risk inherent in using these packages. Popular or well supported pieces of software will move from universe into main if they are backed by maintainers willing to meet the standards set by the Ubuntu team." - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories#Universe "Main The main component contains applications that are free software, can be freely redistributed and are fully supported by the Ubuntu team. This includes the most popular and most reliable open-source applications available, many of which are included by default when you install Ubuntu. Software in main includes a hand-selected list of applications that the Ubuntu developers, community and users feel are most important, and that the Ubuntu security and distribution team are willing to support. When you install software from the main component, you are assured that the software will come with security updates and that commercial technical support is available from Canonical." - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories#Universe IIRC it was always Thunderbird that was in "Main" and that was the default MUA provided by a default Ubuntu desktop install, IIRC already before Unity, when IIRC GNOME2 was the default desktop environment. We could assume that Ubuntu will not care much better about Evolution in the future. They much likely will continue the tendency to provide not only old versions, but also broken Evolution packages and building our own packages would either fail due to dependency issues or to snappy and Co. container vs host install issues. A developer might be able to link against static libs and install to /opt. I'm not a developer ;). _______________________________________________ evolution-list mailing list email@example.com To change your list options or unsubscribe, visit ... https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/evolution-list