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We have started the tarball releases for evolution-mapi. It’ll be in sync with GNOME release schedule. evolution-mapi-0.25.3 is available for download .
Thanks to Suman , openSUSE repositories  are back online.
Matthew has repositories for Fedora  
Development is more active after our move to new svn ! Julien (of openchange.org) has patched evolution-mapi to be compatible with libmapi 0.8 .Patches are welcome :) !
Some of the cool things with libmapi 0.8 is the possibility of having multiple exchange accounts (multiple sessions) in Evolution (Yep. you read that right! ). But they will hit the trunk little later .
Now more focus is on real world testing on servers other than few test servers we are running. What doesn’t work in different setups is something we would like to know and fix them all ! Thanks to those who have been reporting issues and TIA :)
+ evolution-mapi is proposed for GNOME 2.26. Yay !
+ Wiki page is updated with information on building evolution-mapi .
New SVN repo for evolution-mapi provider is created :
This repo has :
1. MAPI Account setup e-plugin.
2. libexchangemapi – Backend code for talking to server using openchange’s libmapi.
3. Evolution Data Server backends for addressbook and calendar.
4. Camel provider (mails).
More information on building evolution-mapi is available here .
We will be creating a new bugzilla component in bugzilla.gnome.org for evolution-mapi.
The EXCHANGE_MAPI_BRANCH is closed.
Builds (RPMs) will resume shortly.
We have moved away from libmapi 0.7 to libmapi trunk (0.8 development) , so we can take advantage of the new APIs.
We will be constantly updating our code base to libmapi trunk.
Suman is busy in integrating meetings into evolution. (few more tasks left)
I’m currently working on finishing (completing) off the basic features in mailer and will move to optimizing the sync & more.
Sadly, we won’t be able to make it to Evolution 2.24 as we are late (details here). :( Meanwhile we will continue to provide pluggable packages and this will be available as a pluggable provider. 2.26 will have this.
Update 1 : GUADEC Talk available here
Day 0 :
+ Reached Istanbul after 12 hrs through airports / immigration … .
+ Bahrain is very hot !
+ Gulf Air is not fun to fly . 4 + 4 hr flights. So itz alright.
+ Nice Apartment: Istanbul Sweet Home : My Turkisk Bath [Video]
Day 1 :
+ Srini introduced us to other hackers. Confession : I actually had the idea that GNOME hackers are Octopus with lot of (more than 8) tentacles for writing code.They are infact humans :D
+ First BOF was fedrico’s GIT for GNOME. GIT is all good with cool workflows which is very flexible and you can adapt it to your workflow. But the question are
- Do we want to stick with one DVCS?
- Is there a way to inter-op with different DVCS, if yes ? how messy it is going to be to maintain ?
- And the learning curve for a newbie to learn using something like GIT (index , branches .. blah blah .. )
- I’m all for GIT.It perfectly fits my workflow and very flexible. I didn’t like bzr when i tried out long back. May be i should try it out now ..
+ Thanks to Burkay (one of the awesome volunteers in GUADEC). He helped us to find banks to get our Travellers Cheques cashed.
Day 2 :
+ Out of cash . Yep! Bankrupt. Had to change the our Travelers cheques. Well .. looks like they are not popular here. Well we did go to the corners of the city searching banks that do accept one. Finally we found one. But they need a “Tax Number” wtf ? Took a cab, showing the cabbie the “Tax Office” address (somebody scribbled it for us on paper. Thanks a lot ! ) He goes around & around and drops us just behind our apartment ! lol . Anyhoo .. walked a bit and found one. Few friendly people helped us to get “Tax Number”. Went to the bank cashed the maximum possible limit. What a day ! Totally exhausted walking around …
Day 3 :
+ Core days : Met Miguel (Awesome) .
+ Interesting sessions. Interesting Talks. Well .. Really motivated. :)
+ Met Andre / Guenther / Muelli (Pics later)
+ HPJ, Scott (from provo) , JP, Micheal ..
Very long post. Lot to write about. Anyhoo as many know, these posts are for helping my buggy MMU.
Committed *initial* python eplugin loader for Evolution. Please feel free to fix it :-) .
Bindings yet to be done (without which it is not useful) . I’m looking (doing some initial work) at pygtk-codegen for generating the required bindings.
Would be happy get a extra hand here :)
OpenChange has released libmapi 0.7. So now Evolution MAPI provider  development will be increasing in pace :). libmapi PHASER 0.7 is pinned on Samba4 GIT 41309dc (pre alpha 3). This will be the base for the provider code. New builds  are available in openSUSE Builds Service.
** I Need help with debian builds in openSUSE build service. Please ping me if u can help :-) TIA **