[Bug 149837] New: Reminders Fail To Execute For Remote Calendar Resource

Andy pavlo at wisc.edu
Thu Sep 13 20:48:25 BST 2007

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           Summary: Reminders Fail To Execute For Remote Calendar Resource
           Product: kontact
           Version: 1.2.3
          Platform: Debian stable
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: kdepim-bugs kde org
        ReportedBy: pavlo wisc edu

Version:           1.2.3 (using KDE KDE 3.5.5)
Installed from:    Debian stable Packages
OS:                Linux

I have a workstation at home and one on campus, both running KDE+Kontact. I have setup the campus Kontact to use my .ics file at home as the default resource (using fish://). Everything seems to work fine as far as adding and viewing events from both systems (occasionally Kontact reports an error when saving to the remote file, but the changes always seem to be made). The only problem is that if I have an event with a reminder trigger, it never seems to fire on the campus computer properly. I have seen at the events triggered at random times, often hours after the event occurred earlier in the day.

In a simple test, I used a remote SSH session on campus to run Kontact from my home computer together with the local instance (that is, two instances of Kontact running in the same desktop). I created an event on the campus computer that fires a trigger 5 minutes into the future, which was saved to the remote file on the home computer. The event shows up properly in the home instance of Kontact when it was refreshed. Five minutes later, the home instance of Kontact shows the alert notice, but the campus version does not (even though they are reading the same calendar file).

I have also tested reminders with a local calendar resource on the campus computer and can confirm that it does work as expected.

Both computers are in the same timezone, and as far as I can tell are configured the same. Is there something I'm missing, or is this a known problem?

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