KDE 4.7, KOrganizer and data loss

This note is not for asking help but to warn people thinking about
upgrading to KDE 4.7.

I don’t do anything serious with my computer. But I have been using
KOrganizer as a log book to record occasional data, usually within
‘Fluxbox’ or ‘awesome’ window managers.

On June 27, I upgraded KDE 4.6 to 4.7 (no particular reason; only
curious about a new version. KDE is fully loaded and diligently updated,
but I do not use it often. I cannot usually get out of a KDE session,
cleanly, to KDM or even to reboot or halt the system unless I resort to
a command-line ‘shutdown’ as ‘root’).

http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Release:/47/openSUSE_11.4/

This seems to have wiped out clean all data for KOrganizer. No, I had no
backup. I vaguely recall a similar thing happening with KDE 4.6, as
well. At that time I had copied the data to another openSUSE
installation. The loss was for only a last few days.

I cannot say for sure that the data loss was because of the upgrade, but
do take care to have backups of KDE-application data before upgrading KDE.

Except that repo is currently factory status
kde4.7 is not yet released

There will be an announcement when that repo can be used and is ‘Stable’.

Hey,
Are you sure about loosing your data? I’ve experienced similar thing in my KDE 4.7 - but it was another problem. I just had to choose my old calendar stored in /…/.kde4/share/apps/korganizer/

Another problem is that my calendar is seen by plasma widgets, but I cannot see it in korganizer app :smiley:

Regards,
Michal.

Hi Taki,

I think your data are still existing.
You can go back to KDE 4.6.5 and use the old Kontact, then your data should appear again. I think its a problem with the migration assistant. Have also a look in the following thread:
KDE 4.7 and KMail

Michael

The data definitely is not lost.

In the lower left corner of korganizer you have a list of resources. I guess it usually just contains one entry: your standard calendar.
See if the check-box is ticked or not.

After I did the update 4.6.0 -> 4.7.0 I was quite shocked to see that the calendar was empty. What made me think was that I didn’t even have the possibility to create new entries. All actions were disabled.
Just toggle the check-box and all is there.

It’s a bit of a silly behaviour during the update. Leads to unneccesary confusion IMHO.

On 07/31/2011 03:46 AM, Brackmeister wrote:
>
> deeste;2369490 Wrote:
>>
>> Are you sure about loosing your data? I’ve experienced similar thing in
>> my KDE 4.7 - but it was another problem. I just had to choose my old
>> calendar stored in /…/.kde4/share/apps/korganizer/
>>
>
> The data definitely is not lost.
>
> In the lower left corner of korganizer you have a list of resources. I
> guess it usually just contains one entry: your standard calendar.
> See if the check-box is ticked or not.
>
> After I did the update 4.6.0 → 4.7.0 I was quite shocked to see that
> the calendar was empty. What made me think was that I didn’t even have
> the possibility to create new entries. All actions were disabled.
> Just toggle the check-box and all is there.
>
> It’s a bit of a silly behaviour during the update. Leads to unneccesary
> confusion IMHO.
>
>

For me, it’s gone. After the install of KOrganizer (at a factory stage,
by the way), I went for a deep diving in the KDE directory to look for
any trace of my data. Either I missed it or KOrganizer wiped it or
overwrote it. Anyway, I deleted the subdirectory for KOrganizer, to see
if this action would let me use the new and improved app. Of course it
did not get the data back.

It’s more than silly for a mere upgrade; it’s downright annoying. I may
come back for KOrganizer after I’ve settled down a bit; I like its
interface on the whole. For now I’m using RedNotebook.

I’m becoming wary of major apps that are tightly bound to a particular
DTE, like web browsers, email clients, office suite, etc. So far,
KOrganizer has been separate from the KDE PIM bundle, but there are
signs that this app may become integrated, with the advantage or
disadvantage of the mostly-unwanted Beagle, Nepomuk, Strigi search/index
facility.