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Old 10-22-2003, 05:25 AM   #1
BenjiF
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Question Ximian source code


I would like to install Ximian Evolution. Whenever possible, I like to build from source. Since Ximian does not provide access to a source tarball from their main download page, I tried using their installer. It said that it couldn't determine my operating system version, and refused to go any further. At that point, I gave up for a week or two. Now I've searched all over, and the only conclusion I can come to is that Ximian no longer offers source tarballs. I'm severely irked about this right now, and needed firstly to vent, and secondly to ask whether anyone knows where I could find Evolution source. I've seen a number of links pointing to a particular page on Ximian's FTP site (I can't post URLs until I have 5 posts, otherwise I'd provide the link), but the link is broken. The developer download page is also useless and out-of-date, simply providing pointers to ftp mirrors containing nothing but rpms and debs. The page even says:

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For example, to download Ximian Desktop via ftp for Debian Potato, choose a mirror site, then go to the following directory: /pub/ximian-gnome/debian-potato-i386/source/.
This is clearly outdated information, since there is no such directory! Firstly, there is no ximian-gnome directory on any of the mirrors, secondly, there is no directory called "source" anywhere. I could try to pull something off CVS, but I really would prefer to run the stable version.

Any insights?

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Old 10-22-2003, 08:49 AM   #2
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The only place I could find them is in a gentoo distfile mirror.

http://gentoo.oregonstate.edu/distfiles/

Just look for the files that begin with evolution

evolution-1.2.3.tar.gz 24-Mar-2003 08:20 15.6M
evolution-1.2.4.tar.gz 11-Apr-2003 09:49 15.9M
evolution-1.4.3.tar.bz2 19-Jul-2003 14:02 12.6M
evolution-1.4.4.tar.bz2 01-Sep-2003 11:11 12.8M
evolution-1.4.5.tar.bz2 29-Sep-2003 15:05 13.0M

And for the newest one:

http://gentoo.oregonstate.edu/distfi...-1.4.5.tar.bz2
 
Old 10-22-2003, 12:03 PM   #3
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This is the current Ximian ftp directory for the Evo sources. I just built it on Slack 9.1 last night and had the same struggles finding the source.
 
Old 10-22-2003, 01:01 PM   #4
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