On Sunday 05 Dec 2010 16:06, sorenson2743 scribbled:
> When folks write and concur with the message, “-The whole thing is
> really scary, be careful-”, then you know there’s a real problem.
> The whole KDE4PIM thingy in KDE4 has been an unmitigated disaster. I
> have NEVER managed to get it to work, let alone my 3.5.x kmail
> transferred to it, and all I want is Kmail.
I agree that kmail has been a pain to convert from KDE3 to KDE4. This was
supposed to happen automatically and, so I was told, apparently did so for
non-openSUSE users. However, it took me a couple of weeks of copying files
back and forth before it would work properly. Luckily I was used to it as
I’d had the same trouble with previous kmail changes. Even so, I was
surprised to find that my system of renaming old files and then dumping to
the waste-bin didn’t work too well as kmail kept track of them and kept
using them instead of the new files, and this only showed up when the files
Having said that, once I’d got it working and I’d worn out all the swear-
words I had to hand, it has worked well since.
> I really don’t care what KPIM does, and how “wonderfully sociable” it
> is. If they can’t get basic e-mail working for folks without needing a
> kludge of Akonadi, Nepomuk, MySQL, Virtuoso, and the cast of the Mormon
> Tabernacle Choir and full moons, then perhaps they should re-examine
> their definition of “real needs” versus “KDE bling”.
> Seems to be a common KDE affliction these days, the inability to make
> whatever worked in KDE 3.5.x work in 4.5.x first, and then introduce a
> “new/improved/enhanced” bling version with a different name, so it
> doesn’t overwrite what does work! It’s really called “planned
> regressive progress”, and is based on the law of “predictable
My impression is that the way it’s organised, no data should get
overwritten. The 4.4.7 data is held separately from 4.6. I’ve tried 4.6 and
it’s a shambles. Bits say they’ve worked and then say they haven’t and other
parts say they’ve failed and still seem to try to carry on working. It’s
weird. However, it is still in beta and hiccoughs should be expected.
I’ve gone back to running 4.4.7 on 11.3 - and even 11.2 for a while - and
I’m happy to say that I lost no data whatsoever, whether in mail, contacts
Graham Davis, Bracknell, Berks. E-mail: change boy to man