Am Mittwoch, 24. August 2011, 22:11:48 schrieb Alan McKinnon:
> I am about to get on a damn plane to Germany, find me the entire
> collection of KDEPIM devs and shoot every last one of those fuckers
> dead. dead. dead. dead.
if you need a place to sleep, you're welcome
> Then blow up the repo so this POS will never again see the light of
> I'm trying to migrate away from kdepim. Nothing else out there imports
> KDE folders
They are maildirs, sort of, aren't they?
~ $ ls .kde4/share/apps/kmail/mail/inbox/new/
> so I use my usual trick of running a local imap server,
> dragging mail trees into it and when the new mail client is started,
> everything is right there.
> Akonadi/kmail2 silently destroys the mail when you attempt this.
That's really bad...
> I did a few tests, copied small folders, contents of other folders,
> etc and satisfied myself it all worked nicely. Then dragged and
> dropped nice big chunks of mail tree into the IMAP folders. The mails
> appear in the kde view, but THEY ARE NOT ON DISK ANYMORE. What I am
> seeing is the akonadi cache, and sooner or later that will expire.
> There was no warning, no dialog, no notification. Just a pile of mail
> disappeared. Akonadi/nepomuk/kmail/virtuoso/soprano/strigi didn't do
> it's usual stunt of observing that my mouse pointer had moved and
> consume 200% of cpu at load 11 for 30 minutes while it reindexed
> everything. It appears to have just chucked 2GB of pim data away.
Check your .xsession-error for SQL-Errors. I had a ton of these and had to
reconfigure my MySQL-Server to manage the requests it got from
kmail/akonadi/whatever. Don't remember the details though.
> Need I mention that NOT chucking pim data away is it's primary design
> goal (or should be).
> Now finally after 3 years, I understand what all the other ex-KDE
> users are on about - this is a stinking pile of bloatcrap and a
> solution to a problem that actually does not exist.
I really like kde4. But this PIM-stuff... I don't get it.
> To say that I'm pissed off is putting it mildly.
> Tomorrow morning I will decide if KDE4 itself is to be the next