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Evolution is an application for the GNOME desktop which provides integrated mail, addressbook and calendaring functionality.

For some reason, even though Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx comes with GNOME 2.30, Evolution is still version 2.28. Furthermore, it seems Evolution is crashing for a lot of people, leaving them with a major bug for which there no fix for now.

The only 'fix' I came across (thanks to WebUpd8 reader Linards Liepiņš - who also translated our Ubuntu Start script into Latvian) was from a post on Ubuntuforums which points out that well, there is no fix for Evolution 2.28, but you can upgrade to Evolution 2.30 in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx by using a PPA which should practically 'fix' this.

Please note that Evolution 2.30 is still unstable. However, that's definitely better than a constantly crashing Evolution 2.28.

To add the Evolution 2.30 PPA and install Evolution 2.30 (Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx only!), use the following commands in a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jacob/evo230 && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install evolution

If you are in a corporate environment that uses Microsoft Exchange 2007 for its email server you can install the evolution-mapi package to allow Evolution to communicate with the server:
sudo apt-get install evolution-mapi

Want to try out Evolution Express, the new Evolution interface for netbooks? That's easy, all you have to do is run this:
evolution --express

Please note that Evolution Express is not finished yet!

Thanks to Linards Liepiņš for the tip!