Centralizing efforts for porting Novell Evolution to the Microsoft Windows platform.
Evolution for Windows is currently using the build enviroment in MinGW. MinGW provides a fully functioning GNU build toolchain, but produces native executables that work without MinGW.
Download Link: http://www.mingw.org/download.shtml
You will need to download the MinGW runtime, MSYS, and MSYS Development Toolkit.
The version of Perl in MSYS-DTK is insufficient for many reasons (impossible to build XML::Parser against) for example. However, you can download Perl 5.8.6 self-extracting archive here. Simply extract to C:/
The GNU Autotools (Autoconf/Automake) don't play well with Perl 5.8.6 by default. However, you can download patched versions here. Extract to wherever /bin in MSYS mounts to. This can also be useful with people who have ActivePerl. It also provides a /bin/perl which is a wrapper against the Perl in C:/Perl/bin/perl.exe. You may have to delete /bin/perl.exe for this to work.
The Evolution for Windows project is currently developing pre-built development packages. The following packages are planned for release in the upcoming days: