[kdepim-users] /usr/bin/akonadi_maildispatcher_agent and /usr/bin/akonadi_maildir_resource

Anne Wilson annew at kde.org
Sat Jan 9 15:19:06 GMT 2010

On Saturday 09 January 2010 14:52:00 Martin Koller wrote:
> Hi,
> using 4.4 RC1 and running kmail, kaddressbook and korganizer stand-alone, I
> also see the following akonadi processes:
> /usr/bin/akonadi_maildir_resource --identifier akonadi_maildir_resource_3
> /usr/bin/akonadi_maildispatcher_agent --identifier
> akonadi_maildispatcher_agent beside some others which are clear to me.
> Can someone tell me what these 2 are good for ?
> I did not create them on my own. I even have explicitely removed all
> auto-created (converted?) akonadi resources from a first usage of 4.4
> beta.
> Now these 2 are back again.
> The maildir resource points to /home/koller/.local/share/local-mail (seen
> in akonadiconsole) but I'm using kmail since ages in ~/Mail

I'm not a KMail developer, so my remarks are based partly on observation and 
partly on conversations with said developers.

It seems to me that ~/.local is being used as the interface for akonadi-
capable applications to communicate with each other.  In some cases, like 
KAddressBook, if migration is successful the addressbook will end up as a new 
resource in ~/.local/share/contacts/ - it doesn't destroy  your existing 
addressbook, and you can still choose to use that addressbook, forfieting any 
advantages that akonadi has lined up for us.  It looks as though the ground 
has been laid for migrating mail, too, but as far as I'm aware, migration of 
IMAP mail is not possible yet - it's certainly not in 4.3.90 (RC1).

In my opinion you would be unwise to delete any of those files and 
directories.  Instead, if you want to change anything, do it by enabling or 
disabling in the akonadi console.

KDE Community Working Group
New to KDE Software? - get help from http://userbase.kde.org
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 198 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part.
URL: <http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/kdepim-users/attachments/20100109/066ded1a/attachment.sig>
-------------- next part --------------
KDE PIM users mailing list
kdepim-users at kde.org

More information about the kdepim-users mailing list