Akonadi Meeting: exception request. / Porting Status?

Sebastian Kügler sebas at kde.org
Mon May 10 16:02:59 CEST 2010

Hey Tom,

On Monday 10 May 2010 15:54:36 Tom Albers wrote:
> On Mon, 10 May 2010 12:11:25 +0200, Sebastian Kügler <sebas at kde.org>
> > Please still notify the bindings teams of those changes. Exception
> > doesn't mean that 
> > no communication is needed, but that "unexpected API changes might show
> > up". In the 
> > release-team, regular trouble is API changes that aren't yet reflected in
> > bindings 
> > (hence the API freeze in our current schedule), so we shouldn't void
> that by not even 
> > notifying people who need to get into action for a release that builds.
> As the binding people have announce to move the bindings to kdepimlibs, I
> don't think it is needed, but if you insist...

That's cool, whatever works for the bindings people is fine with me. I'm just trying 
to save dirk some of his hair, he's the one who has to roll the tarballs over and 
over just because some API change isn't yet reflected in the bindings, that's where 
my extra caution here comes from.

> >> This request has been here for several weeks without objection.
> >> Let's assume this request has been granted.
> >
> > I'd be very interested in the KMail porting status as of now. As we're
> > roughly around 
> > feature freeze, I'd expect the KMail Akonadi port to be finished by now.
> > Also, in the 
> > case of an email client, we might need more testing to not harm our user
> > base. 
> >
> > I didn't find the KAddressbook migration in 4.3 to be smooth at all
> > (loss of features, hangs in KMail, no migration of my existing data). I've yet to
> > see one machine where it was transparant to the users, and judging by the PIM
> > list, the issues are on the radar of the PIM team. If that experience is anything
> > to go by for 
> > 4.5 and the KMail migration, I'm very concerned (of my own data and setup
> > time, but also for many of our users who are less patient than I am in this
> regard).
> > I think we need to apply special care and QA here to not burn many of our users.
> Can you soothen my concerns?
> >
> > When would be a good moment to start testing KDE PIM 4.5? I've svn
> > switched those 
> > modules to the 4.4 version until further notice when you guys began
> > porting, but 
> > haven't seen any meaningful communication about stability and progress
> > of this critical KDE SC component.
> That's one of the goals of the meeting. I will sent a summary after the
> meeting.

Cool :) Please explitely discuss migration of our current users, as that's what 
didn't work so well with 4.4.


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