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I am using Ubuntu 10.04, with default applications. Now I have tested Ubuntu 11.04, but it is not a LTS version, so I want to upgrade evolution of 10.04 to 11.04, because the evolution in 11.04 is far better then evolution in Ubuntu 10.04.

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There is an exising Launchpad bug report requesting a backport of Evolution v2.32 to 10.04.

The backport is not a simple process:

Backporting Evolution 2.32 to 10.04 requires backporting at least a dozen other packages - new GLib and Gtk+, few other libraries, e-d-s, modules that evolution uses to provide additional features like Exchange support, and most likely evolution-couchdb. This is far to invasive for an in archive backport. A PPA is the best way to support this.

This PPA exists purports to do just this upgrade.

However heed this maintainers warning:

WARNING: There is no easy way to go back to the 2.28 release once you launch 2.32 - new Evolution migrates data to the new directory structure making them incompatible with the old release.

To install:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kklimonda/evo232 
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Have a valid disk-image that you can return to if the PPA makes your system unstable

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At least backup your evolution folder. .evolution maybe. – Martin Ueding Oct 13 '11 at 13:37

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