[kde-linux] Another KDE 4.x print problem?

Dale rdalek1967 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 23:31:52 UTC 2009

Kevin Krammer wrote:
> 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 
> MySQL versions.
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Kevin

The errors that I googled for when the error popped up are the common
ones.  From what I read, including bug reports, it is being worked on
and some distros appear to have more trouble than others.  Since I use
Gentoo and it sometimes moves pretty fast, that may be some of the
problem.  KDE may be set up for a slightly older more tested version and
Gentoo has a newer version that KDE is not ready for yet.

I still say that in the next few months, allowing for the holidays and
such, that KDE 4 will be well on its way.  It just needs more time for
the geeks and nerds to work on it. I just wish there was more being done
on KDE 3.5 in the meantime.


:-)  :-)

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