KMail 4.6 Beta

Clay Weber claydoh at
Sat Dec 4 02:30:25 UTC 2010

On Friday, December 03, 2010 09:08:17 PM Lindsay Mathieson wrote:
> On Sat, 4 Dec 2010 11:39:18 AM Clay Weber wrote:
> > KDE 4.6 is not final, yet :)
> I thought the whole point of the beta was to test stuff? how on earth are
> we going to get any real user testing of KMail 4.6 if its not in the 4.6
> beta?
 kdepim is developed rather separately from kde, so they don't 'match up' 
always, confusing and annoying as that is.  So for that reason, those apps are 
not necessarily included in the official releases of KDE itself.

If Kubuntu do not plan to put kdepim 4.6 into natty, then it won't be building 
it in the normal channels. But do expect packages for it - I believe someone 
may already be working on it.

> > Kdepim development kinda has it's own development track so it may not be
> > there  until later in the game. I am not exactly sure if Kontact 4.6 will
> > actually be ready for kde 4.6, or that Kubuntu (and others, I am sure)
> > will not provide it by default just yet.
> As far as I'm aware from the kdepim dev list the current release plan for
> the Akonadi KMail is KDE 4.6

But they have not produced any new betas since September

> > there is a ppa for the latest beta
> >
> > Dunno if it is compatible with kde 4.6, however
> Thanks, think I'll skip it as the KDE packages are 4.5.1 :)

if you have kde 4.6, it won't downgrade you  to 4.5 :) though I suspect there 
may be some dependency conflicts that may keep it from being installed. 
> >
> > kolabsys.html
> > This seem to suggest that we may be seeing an enhanced version ready for
> > Kolab  integration.
> If I can ever get a kolab server working one day I might give that a spin
> ....

the kolab, um, collaboration, may make Kontact a bit more robust and stable, 
much like they did on the old KDE3 Kontact "enterprise" version.

> Cheers,

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