[kdepim-users] Searching for messages with tags

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Fri Jul 11 22:42:09 BST 2008

On Friday 11 July 2008, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> 2008/7/11 Ingo Klöcker <kloecker at kde.org>:
> > On Thursday 10 July 2008, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> >> When a user marks certain messages with tags (say, for example,
> >> "business") then he can easily find them in a specific folder by
> >> switching Status to "business". However, how can one search for
> >> all messages marked as "business" across all folders?
> >
> > I'm not sure, but I think this tagging functionality was created as
> > a GSoC project. Adding the possibility to search for message with
> > certain tags was probably out-of-scope for this GSoC. So if you
> > haven't found this possibility in the obvious place, the Find
> > Messages dialog, then it's most likely not there.
> >
> > For KDE 4.2 (or later) this functionality will most likely be
> > replaced with a different implementation based on Akonadi and
> > Nepomuk which would then support such a search (or even a virtual
> > "business" folder) more or less out of the box.
> Thanks, Ingo. Would it stand to reason that the current tagging
> scheme will be depreciated then? Would all the user's tags be lost?
> I have not begun tagging my mail, but it looks like an idea that will
> be very useful to me. Should I wait until 4.2 (Akonadi) so that my
> hard work tagging will not be lost?

I'm sorry, but I don't know the answer to this question. On one hand, it 
would be a bad experience for the users to lose their tags when they 
upgrade from 4.1 to 4.2. So there should be an upgrade path. On the 
other hand, providing/implementing such an upgrade path costs time. So 
I guess nobody knows the answer to this question.

If you want to be on the safe side then you should probably not start 
using tags before Akonadi.

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