I mentioned in the previous post that I have encountered quite a few bugs in the Evolution personal information manager, which I use daily for reading my e-mail. I think Evolution works nicely for me, but there is a lot to fix and improve before I’ll consider it the ultimate Microsoft Outlook killer.
I don’t expect the improvements I’m hoping for will arrive soon because Evolutions suffers from a shortage of developers. But at least I’ve filed bug reports for everything which bothers me now. You can’t criticize free software without bug reports.
I haven’t reported all bugs I have experienced: bug #687360 for example has already been fixed for 3.6.3 apparently, but that version hasn’t landed in Fedora 18’s updates yet. I noticed some nasty bugs with editing contacts in address books too. In some cases the name in the “File As” entry would change without my input upon saving a contact when using the older Evolution version in Fedora 16. But I haven’t been able to reproduce this in Fedora 18.
- Bug #692531: dialog appearing for invalid SSL certificates isn’t pretty
- Bug #692533: Edit Rule dialog has drop down menus with a lot of blank space
- Bug #692535: option to have filters active on an account should be enabled by default
- Bug #692541: tab widget in Preferences dialog looks wrong
- Bug #692542: never loading images in HTML e-mails is a bad default setting
- Bug #692555: “Personal” address book does not appear in birthdays calendar by default
- Bug #692557: sorting by date descending disrupts thread view of messages
- Bug #692558: language detection for spelling checker
- Bug #692572: “Messages” column should use space more efficiently
- Bug #692573: use vertical view as default instead of classic view
- Bug #692574: remove status bar
- Bug #692576: use list view as default instead of address cards
- Bug #692577: list view shouldn’t have columns for faxes by default
- Bug #692578: display “File As” column by default in list view
- Bug #692579: make view settings apply to all address books
- Bug #692636: doesn’t delete certain contacts
- Bug #692713: calendar widget arrows don’t look correct
- Bug #692716: all calendar items of an icalendar file disappeared
- Bug #692743: e-mail shows preformatted lines which do not word wrap if replying