[kdepim-users] Re: akonadi on low-end systems

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Wed Dec 1 22:57:36 GMT 2010

On Wednesday 01 December 2010, Николай Шафоростов wrote:
> Hi all. I'm a netbook user, and I'm worrying about KDE becoming
> resource-hungry:
> I run kubuntu 10.10 with KDE 4.5 (plasma-netbook) on acer with a
> harddrive and 1 gb ram, and see that mysqld-akonadi and akonadi_*
> processes are always running and are taking at least 40 megs of RAM
> constantly. e.g. virt:218m  res:26m shr:2 mysqld-akonadi (via top)
> i don't use any of kdepim apps, and can get along without holiday
> marks in calendar i see after clickng on the clock in the panel (if
> that's akonadi-related).
> I also have another netbook with a 8gb solid-state drive and 512 mb
> ram which runs debian with KDE 4.4 and I'm afraid to think how it
> would perform if i updated to a newer KDE there.
> are there any plans or statements regarding making a base KDE system
> able to run without akonadi, making it possible to avoid installing
> akonadi for those who want a light KDE version?

This depends very much on what you understand under a "base KDE system". 
If this "base KDE system" includes any applications that handle data 
like addresses, calendars, email or communication in general then you 
are probably out of luck.

Also I will not tire of pointing out that a special Akonadi based 
version of Kontact runs well on smart phones which are less powerful 
than your netbook. So your concerns about Akonadi are largely unfounded.

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