Evolution MAPI Provider preview builds

Back from holidays.

Therez a lot of interest in Evolution’s MS Exchange 2007 connectivity. Worked on some preview builds for evolution-mapi-provider. This will be a standalone plugin RPM. These are temporary and will be discontinued once the code is merged in trunk.

Builds are available at http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/jjohnny:/evolution-exchange-mapi-provider/ http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/msuman:/evolution-mapi-provider/

evolution-mapi-provider is a work in-progress and lot of basic features are not available and *highly unstable*. It is expected to get into trunk for the next release ( Evolution 2.24 ).

Update (Dec 15 2008) : Please check recent posts for updates on this. Repository is moved to http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/GNOME://Evolution://mapi

Update (Jan 31 18:00) : Julien will be talking about OpenChange‘s libmapi in SolutionsLinux 2008. Evolution plugin is in there too!

Update (Jan 21 18:15) : Fedora 8 builds are available now

Update ( Aug 11 10:42) : Updated Repo URLs

Links : Announce Mail | Wiki Page |

In the NEWS : Srini on Planet GNOME | Jelmer’s Blog


  1. Johnny,

    thanks for the great work.

    I had tried the 20080118 RPM build and it works with some minor issues. But after I upgraded it to 20080212 RPM build, I got following error “undefined symbol:CAMEL_MAPI_FOLDER_LOCK”, I guess the latest evolution-mapi-provider RPM build is not compatible with non-latest libmapi.

    Anyway, very exciting that it works, I’m hoping to get a stable version as soon as possible.

    thanks again.

  2. Thanks for your work. Will this work with evolution 2.22? Do you know of anyone making a Debian/Ubuntu package — me and a few thousand folks over there are desperately in need of this!

  3. Dave, Yes even i would love to have builds for debian. But i’m not familair with debs. I would be happy to give access to the repository if somebody is willing to fixup the debian build.

  4. I’m about to take a crack at building debs for i386 and AMD64. I’ll make sure to post back here with the final product, assuming I get things working how I want.

  5. Thanks for this great work.
    But I have a question…
    I have installed the three rpm files (samba, libmapi and exchange connector), but when evolution start with the configuration wizard, mapi isn’t available in the server type menu, and how to configurate it.
    Thanks for your help.
    Best regards
    Ps: I work with Fedora 8.

  6. same as Olivier describes for my setting:
    Ubuntu 8.04, made debs (via alien) out of the rpms. no problem. install the debs: no prob. but: no mapi available in the menu.

  7. Hello Oliver,
    thx but no, that doesnt help out.

    * mailbox is enabled for MAPI
    * Exchange server has Public Folders set up

    So that doesnt work for me.

    cheers, Helge

  8. @Johnny: Thanks!

    What happend with the samba4-libs package? It seems it got split up into separate packages but still evolution-mapi-provider depends on it. When will there be a updated version of the plugin package or what’s considered the “best practice” way to use mapi with evolution now?

  9. HI Johnny,

    Any news on where the binaries went? It was also noted that it will be included with the release of Fedora 10. It that still the case?



  10. Have you resolved the legal issues yet? I’m really looking forward to the MAPI connector as I’m getting tired with reliability of the OWA based connector, as are many others.

  11. Hi Johnny,

    Packages for Ubuntu would be very nice ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m really looking forward to this Plugin, because i would be able to synchronize my iPhone with Linux and an Zarafa Server with Active Push ๐Ÿ™‚ …

    So, how is the actual situation around that legal issues?

    Bye, Jan

  12. Legal issues are being worked upon. I was told that itz matter of days …

    Ubuntu builds, Yes it would be nice to have them. We’ll try .. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Hello gentlemen,

    I read on your site that “builds” will resume shortly yes there are no “builds” within your “repos”

    Make your time.

  14. it would be great a .deb package for Ubuntu.
    Thanks for your work and I hope legal issues will soon be resolved

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