exchange email in fedora 8

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Tue Nov 27 15:07:48 UTC 2007

> With latest updates I still see this bug.
> I work at an ISP company and we use Exchange for our email servers
> (unfortunately) and I have used Fedora Core 6 as my work desktop for
> over a year or so.
> I would like to update my system (ie. clean install) to Fedora 8 but I
> need 100% working exchange email client.
> This is a really big issues with anybody who needs an up to date linux
> desktop because this bug currently prevents me from migrating to new
> Fedora 8!
> Can you please suggest some way I can use exchange on fedora 8 and so
> that GAL works? Some beta version of your evolution packages? Maybe
> some older versions of evolution?

I'm not seeing any issues with GAL on Fedora8 talking to Exchange
2003. Its the first time in the 3 years that I've been extensively
using Evolution as an Exchange client that the GAL has worked somewhat
reliably. Just about every previous release it would randomly crash
after 2-3 lookups. Don't get me wrong its not perfect yet, but where
as I use to get a 3-4 crashes a day at best and on some releases I
would just outright not configure the GAL lookups at all so it would
be slightly stable, this release in GNOME 2.20 seems a lot better than
any previous ones that I've seen.


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