This page contains the Windows installers for the latest Stable and Unstable releases of Evolution. It also contains the developer scripts for building Evolution on Windows. Also listed are some known issues.
Evolution Installers for Windows
The installers have been generated using NSIS. The installers would be migrated to the Modern UI of NSIS soon.
Installer for Evolution 2.24.0
Installer for Evolution 2.25.1
Yet to release - scheduled on Nov 5,2008
This section would help developers to setup a build environment for Evolution on Windows. This section is just an attempt to simplify the very process of setting it up. TorLillqvist has a well documented page in here. We have scripts to automate the whole process. Ofcourse its a little raw, but it'll be enhanced later. Just follow the steps and it'll set you up to a stage where you could start hacking.
MinGW is the GNU toolchain (gcc, binutils, gdb) targetted for Windows. Install MinGW. It has an installer generated using NSIS and would fetch the binaries required. Instructions for installing it are in here. For more info read this.
MSYS is technically a fork of Cygwin. Get the binaries from here. Instructions for post installing it are in here. During MSYS installation, you'll be prompted for where you installed mingw. Do read this.
The Perl in MSYS doesn't include the XML::Parser module. The intltool commands require that module. It's easiest to use ActivePerl.
Subversion for Windows
Subversion is an open source version control system. Download it from here.
Wget port for MinGW
To fetch the binaries for the rest of the dependent packages we'll use wget. So download it from here. Untar it to the location having the other MinGW binaries.
Perl for MSYS
Unzip for Windows
Extract this to the same Msys binaries location.
Run this script and everything would be done. Ready to use the build.
Some known issues
- GNOME Bugzilla bugs
- Mails relating to assigned tasks crash
- Evolution does not launch
- Maybe firewall issues. Killing the bonobo-activation-server process might fix it.