[kde-linux] KNotes Migration Tool: ARGH!!!!

James Tyrer jrtyrer at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 1 22:23:19 UTC 2014

On 07/30/2014 07:42 AM, Thomas Tanghus wrote:
> On Wednesday 30 July 2014 02:08 James Tyrer wrote:
>> On 07/29/2014 01:55 PM, Thomas Tanghus wrote:
>>> On Monday 28 July 2014 22:51 James Tyrer wrote:
>>>> I really don't care if (some of) the developers hate me because I am too
>>>> much like Steve Jobs.  I was born that way.  I just think that this
>>>> stuff should work correctly before it escapes into the wild instead of
>>>> being like Ebola -- a nightmare for users.
>>>> What am I supposed to do with the: KNotes Migration Tool?
>>> Version
>> 4.13.2
>> Specifically note that this is not V.x.0.  I know better than to even
>> install that.  I figure, however, that if a major screw up was allowed
>> to slip into the ".0" that by ".2" that it will either be fixed or
>> removed.  WRONG.
>>> and distribution
>> Linux from Scratch is a distribution.
>> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/
> Sorry, didn't notice that in your sig.
>>> info would probably help.
>>> Might be related to https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=333640
> Did you read the above mentioned report?
I have now read through the Bug Report.  It is interesting.

All that I can report is that I do have migrated Notes in what appears 
to be the correct place in $HOME/.local/share/notes as described in the 
Bug Report.  However I don't know how to get them to work with KNotes. 
However, KNotePad will open them and they do appear to be my notes.

>>>> It said that it would take a quite a while to run.  Well, it has been
>>>> running about 6 hours (AMD 4400+) and it has eaten _ALL_ my alarms from
>>>> KAlarm.
>>> KAlarm and KNotes are different apps.
>> Yes, but they both have *.ics files.  I was rather surprised when I saw
>> pop up messages about KAlarm when it was supposedly migrating KNotes
>> files.  I tried this again and apparently it was just a coincidence.
>>> For me it helped killing and restarting KAlarm.
>> Didn't help.
>> I find that I still have the old files.  Removing the new Akondi files
>> and restarting KDE restored my alarms.  But only once.  Perhaps I was
>> lucky or perhaps it was because there were active alarms pending.
I also can report that my old alarms mysteriously reappeared after I 
restarted KDE more than once.

Also, I think that it was just a coincidence that I was receiving error 
messages about the alarms while the KNote migrator was running.

I am still getting KAlarm error message pop up windows occasionally.

>> So, basically, now I have two applets that I found useful that don't
>> work.  This is not what a user should expect on a STABLE release.
> Try to run knotes-migrator again. If that doesn't help, you'd better ask at
> https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/kdepim-users
I will try the KDEPIM-Users list.  Perhaps someone can tell me how to 
configure KNotes by hand.

James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch

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