I am running Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon, and use Evolution for my email. The latest version of Evolution available for Mint is 126.96.36.199, but the latest stable Evolution is 3.24. I tried building Evolution 3.24 but the Gnome 3.24 dependencies are incompatible with Mint 18.2. It will be at least a year before a version of Mint is released with Gnome 3.24. So I thought to install another Linux distribution in a virtual box, one that supports Gnome 3.24, and then build Evolution 3.24 there as an AppImage to hopefully run on my current Mint 18.2 system. Is this feasible? If so, which distribution would be best as a build environment?