fatgerman at ntlworld.com
Mon Mar 9 16:42:45 UTC 2009
On Monday 09 March 2009 15:44:43 D. R. Evans wrote:
> Bruce Marshall said the following at 03/08/2009 07:40 PM :
> > I've been thinking about this too because akonadi seems to take up a large
> > amount of space... and I didn't know what it was for.
> akonadi and neopomuk both seem to be things that seem like they *ought* to
> be useful for... something.
> I can't figure out whether:
> 1. they are both so experimental that they shouldn't be used (in which
> case, why are they included?)
> 2. the developers think they are so easy to use that they don't need any
> documentation (in which case, they are wrong)
> 3. The developers just haven't got around to documenting anything (in which
> case, presumably they also don't think they're very important)
> 4. something I haven't thought of
Akonadi is a special tool which is designed to eat up RAM without doing anything useful.
nepomuk is a special application which is designed to crash the moment you log in.
Truly, I have no idea what they are for. Kubuntu is the only distro I've tried that has them enabled. Most others switch them off by default and several don't even install akonadi.
I think, like so much else in KDE4, they're just not finished yet but might be useful when they are.
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