KDEPIM 4.6 prob^Wimpressions

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Wed Jun 29 21:50:01 BST 2011

John Layt posted on Wed, 29 Jun 2011 19:39:40 +0100 as excerpted:

> On Wednesday 29 Jun 2011 18:40:32 Jerome Yuzyk wrote:
>> All this talk about trashed mail and such isn't very encouraging. Is
>> there somewhere that explains what changes are afoot for this new
>> release? Right now it sounds like KMail is going to some big binary
>> blob for all my mails a la Outlook, but that could be my own ignorance
>> - perhaps someone could correct me on that. I'm looking at upgrading my
>> Fedora to 15 and wonder if I'm going to get side-swiped with these
>> hassles and should maybe start looking at another mailer that's free of
>> all the Social Nonsense baggage KDE seems to be accumulating.
> No, that's a common misconception.  Akonadi is a just common data access
> library that also caches data for efficiency, the underlying data
> storage remains unchaged, i.e. the usual maildir or ical files.

IIRC it was Kevin that set me straight on that, some time ago.  
Unfortunately, the message that the database stuff is only cache hasn't 
really made it out as well as it should have, but it's the only reason 
I'm still on kmail at all.  Otherwise I'd have been gone.

Thanks for continuing to make the difference known.

> If the
> Akonadi migration screws up, then your underlying data is safe, it's
> just your configuration that gets trashed.  In extremis you can then
> just delete the Akonadi configuration and cache, start clean and
> re-import the data.

Which is exactly what I did.  And for beta, which I'm generally 
comfortable with and which appears to be where the akonadified kmail is 
now, in practice, it's not TOO bad.  But the experience definitely needs 
to be improved before it's ready for the masses.  And... I'm still afraid 
that mail can get lost after it's cached but before it's properly maildir 
stored, with my experience not being much reassurance in that regard, 
even tho in this case I /was/ dealing with the old data, so /did/ have 
the ability to simply delete and reimport, when things went bad.

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