[kdepim-users] Is this directory associated with Kaddressbook?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 18:54:22 GMT 2010

2010/1/6 Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at gmx.at>:
> On Wednesday, 2010-01-06, Dotan Cohen wrote:
>> I just found a bunch of vcard files is the ~/.local/share/contacts
>> directory. Is this directory associated with Kaddressbook or is this
>> related to some long-forgotten experiment with some long-forgotten
>> application? Can someone reassure me that
>> ~/.kde/share/apps/kabc/std.vcf is still the up-to-date Kaddressbook
>> file as of KDE 4.3.4? I know that KDE SC 4.4 will be using Akonadi
>> instead. Thanks.
> This is indeed the locations for contacts in all released versions of KDE.
> The other locations in $HOME/.local/share is, as Anne already wrote, the
> result of the a migration (more an import in this case) for how the default
> Akonadi based address book will be handled.

Thanks. I had some problems with Kaddressbook showing me older
versions of contacts that I am certain that I had updated. That
dataloss issues caused me a lot of headaches, at least now I know what
that occured.

How can I tell which is the more recent version of the data? Because
of bug 55804 [1] I cannot rely on the filesystem timestamps as I have
moved the files to a different partition when upgrading.

> Akonadi can also handle single file vcfs with multiple entries so I am not
> sure why the data storage for default address book had to be changed but I
> certain the KAddressBook maintainer had his reasons.
> After all he's the one with most experience in handling this data type.

>From reading the dot, it looks like Aaron Siego has taken over
responsibility for the new Kaddressbook.

[1] https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=55804

Dotan Cohen

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