Current Evolution Mail version starts to complain about outdated Google APIs

Asked by Thomas R

The current version (focal) 3.36.5 claims that it uses the wrong Google APIs

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Failed to connect address book “Google : <email address hidden>”

Invalid request URI or header, or unsupported nonstandard parameter: Contacts API is being deprecated. Migrate to People API to retain programmatic access to Google Contacts. See https://developers.google.com/people/contacts-api-migration.
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The evolution developers refused to fix the problem, as the version is outdated.

Is there any chance that we will have a package update (maybe to 3.42.0) in the near future?

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Bernard Stafford (bernard010) said (last edit ):
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Bernard Stafford suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #3037: “no rolling release”.

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Thomas R (pahhur) said :
#2

Obviously, nowadays, only idiots answer here.

Nobody claimed that it is a rolling release.
The software is not working anymore, so it has to be fixed.

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Bernard Stafford (bernard010) said :
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For the new Ubuntu 21.10 Impish
Final release: 2021-10-14
evolution (3.40.4-1) will be available.
https://packages.ubuntu.com/impish/evolution

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Bernard Stafford (bernard010) said (last edit ):
#4

May I suggest a bug report to expedite your concerns.
Thank You for the kind comment.

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Thomas R (pahhur) said :
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Where are the Ubuntu developers who claim that they are able and willing to change the evolution source code to work with a complete new Google API , and furthermore are able to do this in a few days (The same few days which would be needed to compile the new sources and have a running version)?

I cite "The evolution developers refused to fix the problem, as the version is outdated."
So, there is no reason to file a bug here, as nobody will fix it, neither in this team nor at the Evolution team.
That is just a waste of time.

Thus, the only option for having a working evolution mail version in Focal is by providing a new version.

Btw, I filed a bug with the original Evolution team, they said: Ask your package maintainer to provide a new version.

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