n900 kontact-mobile new experimental package set in testing

Jeffery MacEachern j.maceachern at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 17:33:51 CEST 2010

I just tried the new packages, and it definitely is /much/ faster, if
still a bit below where users would expect it to be. Startup still
tries to start Nepomuk & Friends, but killing them via qdbus[1] works
fine. In particular, the Actions panels (what is the official name of
that widget?) are much snappier, and I their value. In some places,
though, the entries overrun the panel size. It's still not entirely
clear how to interact with the actual e-mails list, short of tapping
to open or deleting; is some of that functionality not implemented
One thing I'm not happy with is the window manager interaction. The
task switcher button in the top-left looks and feels out of place
because it's smaller than the system icon, and I find myself generally
using Ctrl+Backspace rather than trying to hit the button with my
thumb or pulling out the stylus.  Also, having to go to the task
switcher to exit the app feels clumsy. Any ideas on how to improve
that without wasting screen real estate?

Thanks for the new packages, and good work. :)
 - Jeffery MacEachern

[1]: qdbus and qdbusviewer for Maemo5 are not included in the
packages, last I checked, but you can find them here for convenience:

2010/8/18 Bernhard Reiter <bernhard at intevation.de>:
> Rolf,
> cool, you've got it to work! Thanks for giving them a spin!
> I wonder about the 20 minutes, did you use "IMAP" as account type?
> Kolab Server uses online imap for emails by default and with my
> test account it does not take that long.
> Am Mittwoch, 18. August 2010 17:06:26 schrieb Rolf Offermanns:
>> - It is still slow. 3s is an optimistic value for feedback times.
>> Opening a mail takes ~10s. Each time.
> Faster for me as well.
> Can you check with top what is taking the time?
>> - The dotted background (metal style?) looks nice but decreases
>> readability in the list view.
> A known problem: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=247349
>> - There are red entries in the menu(s). Are these developer functions?
>> Not implemented yet? What does it mean?
> I cannot say what the red color means, but yes, we are in the process of
> implementing these functions fully. I do not know how many of them work.
> Best,
> Bernhard
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