Fwd: Re: Fwd: Kubuntu 10.04 will be LTS but it is ready for that

Alvin info at alvin.be
Mon Mar 15 09:22:25 GMT 2010

On Wednesday 03 March 2010 11:05:11 Reinhold Rumberger wrote:
> On Wednesday 03 March 2010, Rolf Kutz wrote:
> > On 03/03/10 09:49 +0100, Reinhold Rumberger wrote:
> > >On Wednesday 03 March 2010, Rolf Kutz wrote:
> > >> You can add it in the "KDE-Ressources" tab in
> > >> advanced System Settings.
> > >
> > >Actually, no, that's something different again. Although you
> > >actually *do* have a very limited view of the Akonadi
> > >configuration that way.
> > >
> > >Just look at all the stuff you can change using the akonaditray
> > >settings menu item...
> > 
> > Right, but you can add support for different file
> > types and backends to kontact there and bypass
> > Akonadi, which works around the upgrade problems
> > we're talking about.  Akonadi was broken after
> > upgrades a few times for me, so bypassing that
> > seems like a good idea.
> You can't bypass Akonadi altogether, e.g. that whole configuring
> IMAP, etc. servers via Akonadi can't be done via the KDE-Resources
> module. AFAICT that doesn't have any real effect as of yet, but it's
> going to come.
> Anyway, you can only configure kaddressbook, knotes and korganizer,
> and you can't use them with google that way.
> Also, the KDE-Resources module is only there for compatibility and
> will eventually be dropped. So using it seems like a bad idea...

Indeed. In that view, I wonder what they willl do in the LTS. KDE will be 
version 4.4.x, so Kontact will not be using akonadi completely. Also, akonadi 
does not feel very stable at the moment.

LTS will be used for production, so groupware like Kolab enters the picture. 
The PIM situation in KDE 4.4.x is far from ideal as a Kolab client. You need a 
mix of akonadi and legacy resources to get it working. Will that in mind, will 
anybody be willing to support such a situation?

The only solution I see here is backporting KDE 4.5 (and probably higher) to 
Kubuntu 10.04.

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