[Kde-pim] Make KDE PIM 4 installable in parallel to KDE PIM 3

Allen Winter winter at kde.org
Sun Oct 21 17:09:41 CEST 2007

On Sunday 21 October 2007 11:02:43 am Cornelius Schumacher wrote:
> On Sunday 21 October 2007 14:48:23 Allen Winter wrote:
> >
> > I hope it doesn't come to this.
> > If there are KDEPIM4 apps that are cause data loss or *really suck*
> > then we I think we simply shouldn't build them in the toplevel
> > CMakeLists.txt.
> I don't think we have apps in KDE PIM which are in such a bad state that they 
> shouldn't be part of the release. But apps which work on critical data don't 
> get that much test coverage as users are more cautious and don't expose their 
> real data to non-stable versions. So having old and new versions available in 
> parallel would give users a choice and offer a softer migration path.
> That said, of course we should get all apps as stable as possible. I'm just 
> not sure we can actually reach a quality level which is as high as we want it 
> to be, especially for KMail given that there aren't much people which are 
> courageous enough to work on it (or even use it).

Ah, so I see where you are going with this... do we want to have a kmail4
that courageous people can try out and report bugs, but isn't the default kmail?

My opinion.. if the developers aren't brave enough to use KMail then we
shouldn't let the distros install it at all.

BTW: I'm using KMail4.  I don't use IMAP or any fancy encryption.
So far no problems sending or receiving.  Yes, there are a bunch of buglets and nits.
No crashes yet.

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