Tell who did you PAY to include Akonadi?

Jerry jerry at
Sun Apr 1 13:29:47 BST 2012

On Sat, 31 Mar 2012 16:08:46 -0700 (PDT)
John Woodhouse articulated:

> > From: "randommail at" <randommail at>
> >To: kde at 
> >Sent: Saturday, 31 March 2012, 1:51
> >Subject: [kde] Tell who did you PAY to include Akonadi?
> > 
> >
> >There is Linus Torwalds. And there is me. I was born at the same
> >holiday as him. And I will be talking as he.
> >
> >Who did you PAY to include AKONADI? Who was this *** MORON who
> >decided that people need it? Tell us all the users of KDE How much
> >money did you get to say this *** shit about it it useful. Please
> >tell us the truth if not you are anyway MORONS.

> I personally don't think there is much wrong with it other than it's
> clearly crap software that needs writing by some one who knows what
> they are doing when low level functionality and speed is needed and
> the rest of the machine needs to carry on functioning. It smacks of
> c++ high level app programmers.
> The whole area stinks. I was utterly gob smacked when I found out
> what was being stored away and since I have disabled  that general
> problem my machines still goes away at times and the drives clunk
> away for at least 5 secs. At it's shortest when that happens I type
> ahead by 3 to 4 characters - that makes me wonder what the hell is
> going on. Just how can something interfere with the keyboard to
> screen timing and hope people wont notice. It's worse than the
> response i would expect from an acoustic modem plus teletype and
> mediocre junk on the other end.
> What do I have running. kmail sometimes, maybe a couple of minimised
> okulars and opera with anything up to 20 tabs and maybe one or two
> other opera windows. I use opera because it's a reasonable
> replacement for konq. It has similar capabilities tab wise. They have
> also usefully replaced a toolbar with a drop down. I should add not
> running kmails makes no real difference.
> :-) well lol I am still on the same open suse I mentioned last time.
> Why. well I have rolled back changes to kernal functions that allow
> me to access a nas - totally crippled for no really good reason
> rather than being killed at the users request when they need it. The
> alternative is to sit there and wait for kde or what ever to get a
> server up and running - why I don't know cause I very definitely
> don't need it. Not that it works very well when it's running either
> because of more crippling elsewhere. If I can't click launch a pdf or
> a video from a nas or save to it I ain't interested in it.
> And no upgrade above all because it works. Use the kde facility at
> your peril - the distro one aint that safe either.
> I'm only using it all because I like what's left of kde. The screen
> effects are attractive as well. I even find them useful. Oh and I
> have to reboot  occasionally but fortunately not very often. The
> machine going awol is so extreme by the way that the graphics effects
> get turned off occasionally. I have also had little messages pop in
> the past stating that things are getting a little busy down there.
> Not sure where maybe it's in Australia . I suspect that may have been
> removed at some point but wonder about the overhead involved in
> monitoring it.
> Additionally of late I have to refresh a browser window after
> clicking on a pdf usually as result of a google search. If I don't a
> subsequent click on a pdf does absolutely nothing. I don't think this
> is down to opera.  And the other problems most definitely aren't.

It is my opinion that there is no clear road-map for KDE. To many KDE
supplied applications either work poorly or don't work at all. Part of
the problem is they they are trying to support to many architectures /
operating systems. If they focused on one I think they would be able to
produce a better product. It has been my observation that every update
corrects one existing problem but exposes a new flaw. Obviously,
thoroughly testing is not part of the KDE's team focus.

Jerry ♔

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