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