On Tue, 2018-04-10 at 20:36 +0200, Bjørn T Johansen wrote: > An alternative is to just use a distro with better support for > > Evolution (e.g. Fedora), which also meets your VMware requirement. > > OTOH Ubuntu *may* improve general Gnome support in the future now > > that it has abandoned Unity.
Just for clarity: it's really not anything to do with Ubuntu's support of Gnome per se. Ubuntu has always had quite good support for Gnome; it just wasn't the default desktop in the past. It was easy to get though. The problem is that the OP wants to use an LTS release. Suggesting Fedora doesn't meet that requirement; if they wanted to use a rolling or non-LTS distro they could also choose Ubuntu 17.10 for example which has Gnome 3.26 right now. As you point out, waiting a few weeks will get them a new LTS distro with the Gnome 3.28 release. There ARE issues with Evolution on Ubuntu but they're not directly related to GNOME support. Basically, Ubuntu chose Thunderbird, not Evolution, as the main Ubuntu mail client. In practice that means Evolution doesn't get updated during a release cycle. So for example, right now the version of Evolution available in Ubuntu 17.10 (latest release ATM) is only 3.26.1 which has a number of known bugs which have been fixed in later 3.26.x point releases. Ubuntu doesn't package the Evolution point releases, so you pretty much jump from an X.1 point release to the X+1.1 point release, never getting the X.2, X.3, etc. bugfix releases. It's possible the LTS releases are better about this, I'm not sure. At some point I'd like to engage the Ubuntu devs about this and see if we can do better, but for now that's the way things are. _______________________________________________ evolution-list mailing list email@example.com To change your list options or unsubscribe, visit ... https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/evolution-list