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    Re: How do I disable evolution services from loading?

    Quote Originally Posted by VitaminBB View Post
    What does the evolution-data-server do then?
    Evolution / Evolution data server are becoming increasingly important parts of the Gnome desktop. For example, empathy (a replacement for Pidgin) will use the evolution data server to sync your evolution contacts with your IM contacts. The idea is to integrate these services because they are so similar. The gnome-panel uses it to list tasks and appointments when you click on the clock.

    There are lots of people out there that dislike/hate evolution and I hope the gnome-devs over at Novell give it a face lift. Many people to hate to hear this, but Evolution has a lot going for it, but the interface looks like a dated version of a MS product which doesn't do it any favors. I would like to see it ported to Webkit, include a tabbed interface and generally make the UI more gnome-like.

    But the underlying technology, like the data server, are actually really neat systems. Ironically, these are the systems you are trying to turn off. I still think the easiest way to do this is through the Startup Applications dialog in the Settings Menu but I actually use Evolution, so I don't tend to do that.
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    Re: How do I disable evolution services from loading?

    I'm trying to get rid of evolution mail.
    It's the default e-mail in firefox. I want to use my own.

    Is there a way to get rid of just evolution mail?

    removing evolution seems to want to do too much.

    So what exactly is evolution?

    from projects.gnome.org/evolution: "Evolution provides integrated mail, addressbook and calendaring functionality to users of the GNOME desktop. "

    Note that gnome-desktop would be removed by the following command.

    why is that?

    -Pat
    $ sudo apt-get remove --purge evolution
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
    menu-xdg desktop-base planner gthumb python-renderpm
    gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly libdiscid0 cheese libots0 gnome-network-admin
    hardinfo gthumb-data gparted gnome-office libaiksaurusgtk-1.2-0c2a
    abiword-common abiword abiword-plugin-mathview latex-xft-fonts
    libaiksaurus-1.2-0c2a python-lxml swfdec-gnome python-reportlab-accel
    libsoup2.2-8 dasher libloudmouth1-0 link-grammar-dictionaries-en p7zip
    gnome-themes-extras gdm-themes abiword-help python-numpy arj
    gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gnome-volume-manager libaiksaurus-1.2-data
    python-4suite-doc gnome-backgrounds dasher-data xfce4-icon-theme gok
    libgdome2-0 abiword-plugin-grammar libwmf-bin libswfdec-0.8-0
    python-uniconvertor imagemagick-doc liferea libgdome2-cpp-smart0c2a
    libsidplay1 swfdec-mozilla gnome-core gtk2-engines-xfce python-4suite-xml
    imagemagick liblink-grammar4 libgtkmathview0c2a gnome-accessibility inkscape
    python-reportlab serpentine sound-juicer libmusicbrainz3-6 gnome-vfs-obexftp
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    evolution* evolution-exchange* evolution-indicator* evolution-plugins*
    gnome-desktop-environment*
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 5 to remove and 6 not upgraded.
    After this operation, 10.9MB disk space will be freed.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? ^

    UM.. No not exactly....

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    Re: How do I disable evolution services from loading?

    Try running this.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    From man apt-get:-
    autoremove is used to remove packages that were automatically installed to satisfy dependencies for some package and that are no more needed.
    The English is off but you get the drift.

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    Re: How do I disable evolution services from loading?

    Hi,

    I tried uninstalling Evolution before and it also removed the gnome-desktop.

    So, just to be sure, does the purge code: "sudo apt-get remove --purge evolution" also affect the gnome-desktop?

    If not, what about ekiga?

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    Re: How do I disable evolution services from loading?

    Quote Originally Posted by gunksta View Post
    Evolution / Evolution data server are becoming increasingly important parts of the Gnome desktop. For example, empathy (a replacement for Pidgin) will use the evolution data server to sync your evolution contacts with your IM contacts. The idea is to integrate these services because they are so similar.
    While this Ubuntu/Gnome INTERNAL integration sounds great, the current e-mail and calendaring usage patterns are moving forward to require heavy EXTERNAL integration with internet based services.

    Evolution is a good IMAP client, but its two-way sync capabilities with for example Google calendar and network based task managers (RememberTheMilk etc) are very patchy or even non-existent. One-way sync sort of works, but that's practically useless. Evolution reflects the Old "single backend server storage" way of doing email and personal information management. It simply isn't true anymore.

    So, I'm not using Evolution anymore. Sometime around 2001, when Evolution was still 1.0 or so, I actually used Evolution a lot and at that time it really was great.

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    Re: How do I disable evolution services from loading?

    Quote Originally Posted by gunksta View Post
    I still think the easiest way to do this is through the Startup Applications dialog in the Settings Menu but I actually use Evolution, so I don't tend to do that.
    Agreed. Don't forget some Evolution components are hidden so as per http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=11960777&postcount=2 you will need to use the following command in a terminal to show all startup items.

    Code:
    sudo sed -i 's/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g' /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop

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    Re: How do I disable evolution services from loading?

    Old thread back to sleep.

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