There are some good news for people who are using Geary Mail Client. Yorba has included a search functionality in the upcoming version 0.4 (unknown date release) that comes to solve the strongest weakness of Geary since day one.
Adam Dingle (dev & founder of Yorba) had worked in Google Desktop developing Indexing algorithms, so we expect something really good on Geary’s search. Search uses SQLite FTS (Full Text Search) and is as-fast-as-you-can-type (I think). However Search functionality isn’t yet 100% completed.
This is Geary 0.3 + Git as is today, with only 44% features completed towards to version 0.4. Of course there are many new things than search, but since I am not using it, I can’t have an opinion about. If you do use it, you can check all the changes.
Geary’ Search Box on top right
GNOME 3 Integration
“Geary is a lightweight email program designed around conversations and built for the GNOME desktop.” That is what Yorba says in their web-page. At first sight it looks like a GNOME App, is GTK3 is Vala, it follows some (but not all) of GNOME HIG, and it is also going to use GNOME’s Symbolic Icons.
You can set Geary’s Notifications from G-C-C, but you cannot use the IMAP or Gmail accounts from GOA. And this is the reason:
Application Menu (Help, About, Settings) is also absent.
Notifications work fine when is just one, but get bugged when more than one
I am not sure if Geary gives priority to Unity or GNOME -probably is more Unity-, but Yorba’s guys are also GNOME Contributors, and in any case they have built a very nice application.
You can follow the instructions for building Geary from sources
There is also a PPA with unstable daily builds for Ubuntu users
Yorba didn’t achieve the goal of $100.000 in their crowdfunding campaign, but they succeeded $50,860 pledged by 1,192 donors in just one month. The amount is impressive for that type of project, specially cause of the dependency of Linux users with Gmail.
GNOME also struggles to collect the just $20.000 in their campaign (eventually they will, they always do), while Canonical has also added a Donate Page, when you are downloading Ubuntu.
I believe that donating in Free Software is as good as donating to Unicef. Free Software creates equal chances for people and makes the world better.
GNOME is lucky enough (other free projects aren’t) to be money independent (but community dependent), and donating is the less you can do to help GNOME evolve. Coding, Translating, Designing and Promoting GNOME should be your first priorities and donating is just the last resort.
This is a joke -with a bit of reality. How they call GNOME after a $100.000.000 donation? Ubuntu ;)
When money come in, Free Software goes out. Not Free Software as software, but as philosophy and culture (call me Android).