Not so long ago that Geary won an important update, arriving at version 0.13 with several code improvements and bug fixes. This version arrived in early March 2019. However it seems that the main dev would have more news for the application. The release released in this version you can check here.
As said, Geary’s main dev, Micheal Gratton, found it best to make some changes to Geary’s release schedule and also the numbering he uses. Now Geary will follow Gnome’s releases (called Upstream Alignment), being released every 6 months. So now Geary changes from 0.13 to 3.32. Micheal gave the following statement:
«From now on, we will be looking to release feature updates every six months, along with GNOME, including unstable releases that are odd-numbered, and tracking releases with bug fix points.»
The visual changes from version 0.13 to 3.32 are very subtle, like adapting to the new Gnome color scheme and icons, making it more harmonious with the rest of the interface.
But the main novelty is the change in how Geary will be distributed to Linux users. Before it was either via packaging of your distribution (Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian and the like) or via the project’s official PPA. If you use the latter method, don’t worry, it will still receive security updates and bug fixes.
Now it will be distributed via Flatpak. That’s right, Geary can now be downloaded and installed by this packaging. If you use Mint or any other distro that has Flatpak integrated, just go to your distro store and install it. If your distro does not have Flatpak enabled, without stress and panic (lol), we have a very nice article teaching you how to do this. ?
It works great with Outlook, Yahoo and IMAP accounts. For those who need to use Gmail, the process is a little different, but not difficult. For those who use Gnome and derived interfaces, just access the «Online Accounts» and register your Gmail account there, and follow the instructions that appear in the window. After that, Geary “Pulls” Gmail automatically.
As stated in the Geary Help, it is still in development and so it may be that some features are missing, such as not having a «minimize when closing» or still using disconnected, nothing that may not come in future versions.
To download and install Geary via Flathub, you can access it through this link.
I wait for you next time, a big hug.
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