Yet another failed KDE release?

Renaud (Ron) Olgiati renaud at
Wed May 8 11:47:10 BST 2013

On Wednesday 08 May 2013 05:36 my mailbox was graced by a message from Kevin 
Krammer who wrote:
> I doubt Claws or any mail user agent can provide the same functionality of
> all  KDE [1] software products people are currently using.
> Might be able to replace KMail, but I have my doubts on whether they would
> be  able to work as a desktop shell, a document viewer, file manager,
> browser, calendar, text editor, etc.
> [1] assuming for a moment that you accidentally used the vendor name to
> refer  to all software products of said vendor

Well, this is the problem: I am not looking for all the functionalities of 
KDE, just looking for a mail client, to add to the small install on a palmtop 
with limited HD capacity, and thought of KMail which I use daily on the 

So I try "urpmi kmail", and find it wants to install almost 300 Mb of software 
(in 137 packages) just to add Kmail to a non-KDE install...{1]

Hence my reference to bloatware, which seems to have offended in which case I 
would present my apologies, and say I did not wish to offend, just state a 

1 For comparison, an "urpmi claws-mail" takes up 15 Mb with 8 packages.
                        Nous avons tous assez de force
                      pour supporter les maux d'autrui.
                              -- Duc de Larochefoucault
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