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    Default Kontact Calendar takes very long to initialize

    Just installed leap 42.3. Now the calendar program takes a very long time to initialize after logout/login or reboot. The std.ics file is about 3.2M. It takes almost 5 minutes for a fast quadcore system to load the calendar. During this time, kmail and other features are inaccessible. Any ideas on how to speed up the process? Do I need to start a new calendar file?

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Kontact Calendar takes very long to initialize

    Mine, which is over ten years old, is only 1.7MiB. So I suspect the problem is just size. Note that this is KDE4 technology. I suspect there is a way to convert the file to Plasma as I have a .local/share/korganizer folder which is empty.

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    Default Re: Kontact Calendar takes very long to initialize

    On Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:36:01 +0000, Parthenolide wrote:

    > Just installed leap 42.3. Now the calendar program takes a very long
    > time to initialize after logout/login or reboot. The std.ics file is
    > about 3.2M. It takes almost 5 minutes for a fast quadcore system to load
    > the calendar. During this time, kmail and other features are
    > inaccessible. Any ideas on how to speed up the process? Do I need to
    > start a new calendar file?


    I have noted this slowdown too amd the std.ics file where I store the
    calendar grows too quickly.
    Inspecting it with Kate, I found that is adds long chunks like this:

    Code:
    BEGIN:STANDARD
    TZNAME:PMT
    TZOFFSETFROM:+001212
    TZOFFSETTO:+000921
    DTSTART:19011213T205804
    RDATE;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19011213T205804
    X-LIC-ERROR;X-LIC-ERRORTYPE=PARAMETER-VALUE-PARSE-ERROR:Got a VALUE
    parameter with an illegal type for property: VALUE=DATE-TIME
    X-LIC-ERROR;X-LIC-ERRORTYPE=PARAMETER-VALUE-PARSE-ERROR:Got a VALUE
    parameter with an illegal type for property: VALUE=DATE-TIME
    X-LIC-ERROR;X-LIC-ERRORTYPE=PARAMETER-VALUE-PARSE-ERROR:Got a VALUE
    parameter with an illegal type for property: VALUE=DATE-TIME
    X-LIC-ERROR;X-LIC-ERRORTYPE=PARAMETER-VALUE-PARSE-ERROR:Got a VALUE
    parameter with an illegal type for property: VALUE=DATE-TIME
    X-LIC-ERROR;X-LIC-ERRORTYPE=PARAMETER-VALUE-PARSE-ERROR:Got a VALUE
    parameter with an illegal type for property: VALUE=DATE-TIME
    X-LIC-ERROR;X-LIC-ERRORTYPE=PARAMETER-VALUE-PARSE-ERROR:Got a VALUE
    parameter with an illegal type for property: VALUE=DATE-TIME
    X-LIC-ERROR;X-LIC-ERRORTYPE=PARAMETER-VALUE-PARSE-ERROR:Got a VALUE
    parameter with an illegal type for property: VALUE=DATE-TIME
    X-LIC-ERROR;X-LIC-ERRORTYPE=PARAMETER-VALUE-PARSE-ERROR:Got a VALUE
    parameter with an illegal type for property: VALUE=DATE-TIME
    X-LIC-ERROR;X-LIC-ERRORTYPE=PARAMETER-VALUE-PARSE-ERROR:Got a VALUE
    parameter with an illegal type for property: VALUE=DATE-TIME
    END:STANDARD
    I have no idea what that is.
    I've deleted those chunks and they keep appearing after some time.


    -G-
    Last edited by Fraser_Bell; 10-Mar-2018 at 18:41. Reason: Fix code tags

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    Default Re: Kontact Calendar takes very long to initialize

    Quote Originally Posted by Parthenolide View Post
    Just installed leap 42.3. Now the calendar program takes a very long time to initialize after logout/login or reboot. The std.ics file is about 3.2M. It takes almost 5 minutes for a fast quadcore system to load the calendar. During this time, kmail and other features are inaccessible. Any ideas on how to speed up the process? Do I need to start a new calendar file?

    Thanks.
    I would probably export it to another ics file, remove the current one, then add the exported file.
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    Cool Re: Kontact Calendar takes very long to initialize

    Let me really scare you all:
    Code:
     > du -hs .local/share/korganizer/
    5,8M    .local/share/korganizer/
     >
    But, I have KOrganizer set up such that, per year, there's a resource which is a directory containing individual files for each KOrganizer appointment, activity, journal, whatever …

    Yes, yes, the performance is advertised as being "better" if a single file is used rather than a directory but, it's quite unreliable if something bad, read unexpected, happens and, the calendar has to be restored.

    Catch 22 is, if you enable all the "archived" years, KOrganizer can, initially, take a deep breath and need a considerable amount of time to index everything.
    • Therefore, the golden rule is, only activate those 'archived' years where you ** really ** need to go back and inspect the appointments (or what ever else KOrganizer has stored for you) …

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