[KDE/Mac] Giving up on kdeinit4 and friends

Mario Fux kde-ml at unormal.org
Thu Sep 4 09:28:49 UTC 2014

Am Dienstag, 02. September 2014, 11.51:44 schrieb René J.V. Bertin:
> Hi,

Morning René

> On Monday September 01 2014 10:42:44 Mario Fux wrote:
> > On the other hand. I just had a short chat with Georg Greve from
> > KolabSys. They are currently working on stabilizing KDEPIM4 on Linux and
> > Mac as clients for their groupware solution Kolab. And although they are
> > not activitely working on KDEPIM4 for Mac they would be interested in
> > people who do...
> I'm running kmail at OSX since yesterday, to see how well it stands up
> combined with my OS X keychain integration. I'm finding there's 1 thing
> I'm not really comfortable with: the way passwords are handled. If I set
> my kdewallet to lock after a (short) period of inactivity, I get unlock
> requests at irregular intervals - and with the OS X integration they pop
> up even over full screen videos I might be watching. I'd have no issues
> NOT saving the credentials, but I haven't yet figured out if and how
> kmail/akonadi handle in-memory copies of entered passwords, but it's clear
> that there is some insistence and saving them into a wallet. In other
> words, I get wallet/keychain unlock requests after entering a password.
> I don't really like leaving wallets/keychains unlocked that contain
> sensitive passwords (including my login password); I like to be able to
> leave my computer for short periods without having to think of locking it
> to prevent unwanted access to such information.

I think if you leave your computer unlocked for a moment and anybody gets 
access in this time your unlocked keychain is a detail. If somebody has access 
to your unlocked computer then you've lost anyway.

> Do you know if the Kolab people looking into this kind of issue as well, or
> if they'd be interested to do so?

Not sure. Try on kde-pim or #kontact in IRC to ask them.


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