Johnny [Life & Code]

Semper Exploro!

Evolution MAPI Provider preview builds

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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

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

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


Written by Johnny

January 20, 2008 at 7:41 am

Posted in CODE, Evolution, GNOME, Work

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  1. Question:

    Doesn’t Exchange 2007 *not* have MAPI by default for clients? See here:


    February 8, 2008 at 3:51 pm

  2. 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.


    February 13, 2008 at 2:42 pm

  3. @ wei : Fixed in 20080212.1 , Thanks


    February 14, 2008 at 8:04 am

  4. 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!


    April 26, 2008 at 10:47 pm

  5. 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.


    April 28, 2008 at 4:25 pm

  6. 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.


    May 5, 2008 at 9:50 pm

  7. Awesome .. Pl let me know if u need any assistance.


    May 6, 2008 at 3:20 am

  8. 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.


    May 14, 2008 at 2:49 pm

  9. 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.


    June 20, 2008 at 3:38 pm

  10. Oliver, h3lge : . Does that help ?


    June 26, 2008 at 1:59 am

  11. 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


    July 10, 2008 at 7:49 am

  12. Sorry: Oliver Johnny


    July 10, 2008 at 7:50 am

  13. h3lge : Please post this to the mailing list . It is easier to track issues there πŸ™‚ thanks !


    July 11, 2008 at 4:15 pm

  14. Where the builds are gone? The indicated repository is empty.


    August 8, 2008 at 12:21 pm

  15. @Tom : Please use this repo for now. We are looking for a top-level repo . Thanks!


    August 11, 2008 at 5:14 am

  16. @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?


    September 23, 2008 at 7:28 am

  17. All of the binaries seem to have disappeared? Did the plugin make it into Evolution 2.24?



    September 30, 2008 at 5:53 pm

  18. 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?



    Keith Williams

    October 7, 2008 at 10:21 pm

  19. @Keith : We are working on resolving some legal issues and it is almost complete. Until then the binary builds are paused.


    October 9, 2008 at 5:10 am

  20. 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.


    October 13, 2008 at 10:23 pm

  21. I’m really looking for Ubuntu 8.10 package builds, are you going to be sharing the new build with Ubuntu folks?


    October 13, 2008 at 10:25 pm

  22. Hi Johnny,

    Packages for Ubuntu would be very nice πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ …

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

    Bye, Jan


    October 20, 2008 at 12:37 pm

  23. 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 .. πŸ™‚


    October 31, 2008 at 2:55 am

  24. Hi Johnny,

    I saw there was some activity on the evolution/license/mapi- topic lately:

    Are there any binaries for openSuSE available already? Where can I find them? And if not, any roadmap?

    Thanks, Tom


    November 23, 2008 at 3:08 pm

  25. Hello gentlemen,

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

    Make your time.


    December 11, 2008 at 12:18 am

    • @bjaming : Yep .. we are working on it .. Time is very tight πŸ™‚ few more days! Thanks for your patience ..


      December 11, 2008 at 10:14 am

  26. great, I’m really looking forward to checking this out once you have a build out for f10 πŸ™‚


    December 12, 2008 at 12:10 am

  27. woohoo there’s builds!!


    December 30, 2008 at 5:45 pm

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


    March 21, 2009 at 10:15 am

  29. Any hope for updated builds in the obs for openSUSE 11.2 ?
    Pretty please with sugar on top πŸ™‚


    November 26, 2009 at 9:13 pm

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