[kde-linux] Another KDE 4.x print problem?
kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Mon Nov 2 21:41:22 UTC 2009
On Monday, 2009-11-02, Esben Mose Hansen wrote:
> On Monday 02 November 2009 20:41:04 Dale wrote:
> > I do remember the akondia server, or something like that, not starting
> > when I log in. I googled and it seems everybody has that problem. That
> > is one. From what I read it is being worked on. That's the first
> > problem I see when I log into KDE 4.
> And that worked in KDE 3.5? Though it is running fine here, just not doing
> anything as far as I know.
Akonadi is new in KDE4 (since KDE 4.1 IIRC).
It is kind of strange that there are such problems at all, usually related to
Sometimes it seems that distributors build Qt with support for one version but
ship a different one, causing problems when a Qt program (in this case Akonadi
server) tries to communicate with the database.
Some reports indicate that the internal requirements of MySQL have changed on
what is needed to setup a database correctly.
It is a very frustrating situation where one solution works for most people
but mysteriously fails for other with hard to debug reasons and more
integrated options (e.g. SQLite) do not provide the necessary functionality.
It looked like a workable solution, there were no problems at first (unless on
a broken distribution), we hope that there is at least some way of
automatically fixing the new problems with the database and get a better
solution in the future.
Only good thing right now is that Akonadi is still an optional thing. but
since this will change over the next releases, I really hope the MySQL
situation doesn't escalate again.
Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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