I hadn’t seen Geary a for long time, but today I noticed it was in Gnome-Git ?! Not a clue when this transition happened, but Geary source code is now under Gnome’s infrastructure, and the same applies for Geary’s bug tracker.
That is really nice for people that use Gnome-JHBuild, coz they can easily get the very latest builds. By the way, I built Geary 0.5 against Gnome 3.10.
Geary 0.5 released 2 days ago. I assume that you’re already using the latest 0.4.3 version, so the new things aren’t any much.
- Port to GtkApplication
- Use app menu instead of gear button menu, where available
- Miscellaneous bugfixes
Probably the biggest change here is the porting to GtkApplication and the drop of libunique, so in a way Geary becomes a more genuine GnomeApp.
There is also the removal of gear button menu, and the replacement with an Application Menu. This change is only available to Gnome, and not to Ubuntu.
Seriously, what Yorba’s guys are doing? This thing isn’t just simply beautiful, but is slick, is slim, is fast, is an awesome email client! I had some time to see Geary, but since is on Gnome Git, I’ll check on it more often ;)
If you are using Geary, I think is a good idea to donate on this project. It looks professional, but not depressing like other Office-Oriented Mail Clients. And it is evolving so fast. Really great work from Yorba’s people.
One of the changes from the last time I tried Geary, is the ability to add multiple accounts. However Geary isn’t sync with Gnome Online Accounts, and I think this is a design decision. Honestly, I don’t care that much about it. It isn’t even a disadvantage.
Another new feature (for me), is the Search. Geary’s search is amazing fast, but it won’t bring as many results as Google’s. None desktop mail client can’t do that anyway.
Gnome Notifications aren’t working really good, and the most annoying thing maybe is that they aren’t persistence. I had to send 3 emails, to manage to catch this notification.
One of the bad bad bad things in Geary under Gnome 3, is that it can’t be run in background. Every time I try a new Geary version, I got this annoying usability bug not fixed. Gnome 3 doesn’t support minimization of the apps, and I don’t want to have Geary always visible in one workspace.
If you haven’t seen Geary for while, it would be a totally nice surprise!