KDE4 Development Critical Path

Cornelius Schumacher schumacher at kde.org
Wed Mar 15 23:17:17 GMT 2006

On Tuesday 14 March 2006 10:40, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> So, please fill in the list: what are the critical KDE 4 frameworks that
> we'll need for our TPR?

There is Akonadi [1], the PIM Storage Service for KDE 4, in particular KDE PIM 
4 (obviously ;-). Our (very) tentative roadmap [2] says that we want to be 
feature complete in Q4 2006. This might correspond well with an October 
technical preview.

Akonadi is supposed to replace kresources and need big adaptions in libkabc. 
It also might bring (at least parts) of libkcal to kdelibs, so that all KDE 
applications have access to calendar data and could also involve access to 
mails, if we get around to actually implement it on a level suitable for 

This is an ambitious project, but the KDE PIM developers feel that it is 
essential for the future of the KDE PIM applications. If we manage to get 
this off the ground it has the potential to make access to PIM data more 
simple and robust on one side and make it possible to implement a lot of 
interesting and useful improvements to the way applications handle PIM data, 
not only the ones from the kdepim module, but all other applications on the 
desktop as well.

[1] http://pim.kde.org/akonadi/
[2] http://pim.kde.org/akonadi/roadmap.php

Cornelius Schumacher <schumacher at kde.org>

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