Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Geary is a lightweight email client, written in Vala, built for the Gnome desktop. It is also the default mail client on Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
The latest version available is Geary 0.8.0, which has been released a while ago, coming with changes. Among others, the new message and reply window have been placed inline with the main window, support for signature has been added and a bunch of other changes have been implemented:
- Saving drafts to server can be disabled
- Improved interface, now using GtkHeaderBar and modern widgets
- Database speed optimizations to reduce lags and improve read times
- Improved connection handling and reestablishment
- Show attachments lacking a Content-Disposition
- Important bug fixes
- Updated translations
In this article I will show you how to install Geary 0.8.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Geary 0.8.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 and derivatives is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the geary packages. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install geary
Optional, to remove geary, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove geary