[kdepim-users] The future of KAddressBook

Joshua J. Kugler joshua at joshuakugler.com
Tue Mar 9 19:50:43 GMT 2010

On Sunday 07 March 2010, Ingo Klöcker elucidated thus:
> On Sunday 07 March 2010, Joshua J. Kugler wrote:
> > On Monday 01 March 2010, Anne Wilson elucidated thus:
> > > For those of you concerned about the apparent loss of view of
> > > some fields, and any other aspect regarding the status of
> > > KAddressBook, https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=222678 should
> > > answer many of your questions.
> >
> > Thanks for posting this. Yet more reasons for me to stick with KDE
> > 3.5.11 on Kubuntu 9.10 for now.  See
> > http://apt.pearsoncomputing.net/ for more information.
> You could as well go for KDE SC 4.3. OTOH, if KDE SC 3.5 serves you
> well then there's no reason to switch. I have used 3.5 until about 2
> months ago. Now I'm using 4.4. So far I haven't found anything in KDE
> SC 4 which made the switch worthwhile for me, but since for me
> everything works as good as in 4.4 as it used to work in 3.5 I will
> stay with 4.4. Of course, everybody else's mileage will vary.
> I encourage everybody to stay with the version they are currently
> using unless there are extremely compelling reasons that make a
> switch necessary. Never change a running system!

Ideally, this would be good.  However, users often want the latest in 
other areas (like driver support) which are not back-ported to an old 
distribution, thus an upgrade of KDE is "forced" on them if they want 
their latest-and-greatest hardware to be supported.


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