Akonadi dsaster

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Fri Oct 14 19:32:01 BST 2016

Am Freitag, 14. Oktober 2016, 10:08:36 CEST schrieb E. Hakan Duran:
> Hi all,
> I am one of the "simple" users of Kontact with no computer programming
> background. I fell in love with it in the old days of KDE 3. I was mainly a
> windows user by then, and was using Outlook Express for my email and Usenet
> needs. The responsiveness of Kontact was the main factor that attracted me.
> After I started using it more often, I also loved the customizability, which
> was second to none. Then came the painful KDE4 years :), now followed by
> KDE5. You may remember/find my occasional rants about Kontact in this very
> list.
> Now I believe I have a simpler set up as compared to some of you guys, but
> just wanted to share my experience for the record. Up until a couple of
> years ago, I was on Fedora linux and I would upgrade the OS every 6-12
> months as a new release came out. akonadictl was a very familiar command at
> those times. Perhaps keeping the /home folder untouched between upgrades
> may have complicated things, I am not sure. Then I switched to Manjaro
> linux, which is an Arch linux derivative. This process involved creating a
> new/fresh home folder for all KDE settings. The initial customization for
> my taste took a while of course, but Kontact has been working a lot more
> reliably for me since then. As a matter of fact, I believe I haven't used
> akonadictl command since this switch. I do expect some cluttering perhaps
> corruption of this new /home folder as new versions of KDE settings are
> released, perhaps even before KDE6. I believe the new releases of software
> are usually designed to be backwards compatible, but this compatibility may
> not be perfect, and possibly contributing to some of the problems being
> reported here. It felt like creating a fresh /home folder seemed to help
> with me immensely, and I just wanted to share that.
> Thanks for developing and perfecting the best PIM client ever created!
> Hakan

I can exactly confirm your experience.
I also switched from debian based to arch based and it's working a lot better 
here. Certainly PIM and Akonadi's not bothering me at all.


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