Identities in KOrganizer

Eva Brucherseifer eva at
Wed Sep 8 19:39:51 BST 2004

Am Mittwoch, 8. September 2004 11:38 schrieb Bo Thorsen:
> Hi all,
> I have been meaning to ask if you really think it a good idea that
> KOrganizer has it's own identity settings? I think it makes a lot of
> sense to just use the same identities in KMail and KOrganizer.

In KAddressbook you can also mark one entry as your own identity - I guess 
those also should be tight together somehow.
And the same yields for categories in KOrganizer and KAddressbook. 

Well, just some 2c of integrative ideas...


> The only argument against this is that it should be easy for people who
> does not use KMail to set it up. I agree with this, but I don't see why
> it needs to have a separate set of identities for that. Why not just have
> the same options as the identity setup in KMail, with the exception that
> in KOrganizer you only see the name and email? Simpler for the user, and
> it would simplify the code in other areas.
> It has previously been discussed if the identity setup doesn't really
> belong in kdelibs setup. Personally, I think it does. It should be a
> single set of identities used all over KDE. Having each application do
> it's own identity stuff seems pretty pointless to me - the added
> flexibility IMHO does not justify the increased complexity. But for this
> to work, we need the old idea (also as previously discussed) that
> applications can "attach" extra options to an identity. Especially KMail
> has a bunch of extra identities. I could imagine that KNode and IM apps
> have others. All this needs, is someone who wants to do the work :-/
> The reason I wrote this, is because I just went through some of the
> identity code and email code in kdepim, and wasn't really happy with it.
> Currently it's approaching the above, but it's not yet there.
> Bo.

More information about the kde-core-devel mailing list