This is how far I got…
It looks like it’s only available on Arch repos: https://pkgs.org/search/?q=evolution-on
Inside what’s probably the git repo…
“About: evolution-tray plugin suitable for arch packaging and with useful patches”
Last commit was 6 years ago, yikes.
Checking the AUTHORS file:
Original evolution-tray plugin:
Initiator and Maintainer:
Lucian Langa email@example.com
evolution-tray isn’t in any repos: https://pkgs.org/search/?q=evolution-tray
Gnome seems to have it:
Info page: Evolution Tray - evolulution-plugins
Last commit 2014-03-14, yikes.
I attempted a test install in a VM:
sudo dnf install evolution
# Run Evolution and close
sudo dnf install wget tar gcc intltool evolution-devel
tar -xf ./evolution-tray-0.0.8.tar.gz
Ends in the following error:
checking Evolution version… 3.30.5
Package evolution-plugin-3.0 was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `evolution-plugin-3.0.pc’
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package ‘evolution-plugin-3.0’ found
configure: error: Unable to find plugin directory
Plugins appear to be here
/usr/lib64/evolution/plugins/? Not sure where it’s looking.
Didn’t get much searching
No package 'evolution-plugin-3.0' found.
According to this, evolution-tray…
“simply minimizes Evolution and hides it from the pager to behave as “closed””
The answer is probably going to be a generic app that’ll do that for any app. I don’t know of one off hand though…