[kdepim-users] KDE SC 4.4.0 and address book (solved)

Art Alexion art.alexion at verizon.net
Sat Mar 13 21:39:52 GMT 2010

On Sunday 28 February 2010 06:49:14 Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> I think you are a bit confused by all this new stuff and this is fully 
> understandable for anybody who does not follow the development as 
> closely as I do. I'll try to solve a bit of your confusion.
> KDE SC 3.5 supported (via the KDE Resources framework) address books 
> stored in many different ways, e.g.
> - a vCard file
> - a folder containing individual vCards (one per contact)
> - on an IMAP server
> - ...
> Akonadi supports address books stored in (not yet many) different ways, 
> e.g.
> - a vCard file (via a native Akonadi resource)
> - a folder containing individual vCards (one per contact) (via a native 
> Akonadi resource)
> - on an IMAP server (via the compatibility Akonadi resource)
> - everything supported by the KDE Resources framework (via the 
> compatibility Akonadi resource)
> What does change with Akonadi?
> For the developer: A lot. Akonadi is a whole new way to access PIM data.
> For the users: Basically nothing. Maybe the terminology used in the 
> applications will change a bit, but we try not to expose technical terms 
> in the user interface.
> In particular, what does not change with Akonadi is the actual storage. 
> Akonadi is no storage. It is very often confused with a storage. But it 
> is no storage. Akonadi is a layer between the storage (vCard file, 
> folder with vCards, IMAP folder) and the applications.

This sheds some light on the problem that I just mentioned with kmail not 
seeing the native resource.  It would appear that it is the "migrated" vCard 
file that it isn't seeing.

Any suggestions on how to fix this?
Art Alexion
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