[kdepim-users] Re: kaddressbook missing features
Mirko Hessel-von Molo
mirkoh at math.upb.de
Thu Oct 14 14:41:03 BST 2010
On Thu, 14 Oct 2010, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Wednesday 13 Oct 2010 21:39:44 Mirko Hessel-von Molo wrote:
> > * What can you do with "Groups" at all, currently?
> > (Being able to select names and email adresses for
> > copy and paste isn't worth much, it seems to me...)
> That largely depends on what "currently" means. Ubuntu Lucid doesn't mean a
> thing to me, so I can't answer specifically.
> At one point (I can't remember exactly when) copy and paste was the only
> option open to you. Then the developers got Groups working, and back-ported
> it to the then-current distributions. I do not know where you have got to, on
> this time-scale, but it has been working for quite a long time, so I would
> have thought you have the working version.
Ubuntu 10.4 "Lucid Lynx" was released in April 2010, the codebase is
probably from a point somewhat earlier on. Given that most of the mailing
list discussions on KAddressbook in KDE SC 4.4 that I read happened in the
past half year, I am not so sure about that. But I don't know, frankly. In
the backports for lucid there doesn't seem to be anything from KDE PIM.
> Groups replace Distribution Lists and work in much the same way. I have a
> Testing group which contains all my email addresses. If I start an email and
> put Testing Group into the addressline, I don't see who it is going to, but it
> is delivered to all the addresses in that group.
That refers to KMail, I suppose?
My usage of the distribution list feature was mostly as I described
earlier: I clicked onto the list name, so I had all list member on the
screen, then "Edit -> Select all", then "send email to contact".
Essentially, I triggered writing an email from the addressbook. I guess
the authors intend it the other way around: having a mail client request
the list of addresses from the addressbook.
Probably my approach to designing my working environment doesn't quite
match KDEs philosophy: Having started on Linux in the Mid-90s, I'm still
using Fvwm as Window Manager (with a config that evolved now for the best
part of 13 years) and pick from KDE, GNOME, command line tools etc. whatever
piece of software I like best for a given purpose.
Alpine turns out to be the mail client I like best, kaddressbook the
adressbook application and so on...
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