c. marlow chris at
Sat Mar 29 17:58:39 UTC 2014

On Saturday, March 29, 2014 01:54:30 P James Cain wrote:

To get back on topic, there are two points here that need stressed:

(1) The search in Kmail is being replaced going forward, so the whole 
arguement is probably mute, unless someone is staying on the 12.04 LTS...Check 
this out from Aaron Seigo's blog: 

" and if you haven't ever seriously tried using Kontact (perhaps because 
versions in past year left you with a sour taste for one reason or another), 
give it another try when 4.13 comes out. We migrated one person in the house 
from Thunderbird to Kontact after they started using Kolab (mostly for the 
shared calendaring; coordination ftw!) and despite having tried and dropped 
Kontact twice in the past they are now a very happy user. Old emails were 
imported accurately, new accounts set up smoothly, multiple IMAP accounts (and 
a local maildir one for good measure) and integrated calendaring, TODOs and 
contacts .. what more could one want? ;)" 

(2) If a lightweight, "just get my email and shut-up" email client is all you 
need, and you want away from Thunderbird, perhaps is for you? 

- James

On Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 1:32 PM, Bruce Marshall <bmarsh at> wrote:

On 03/29/2014 11:59 AM, Steve Riley wrote:

I don't view Akonadi as lazy or sloppy. It (and Nepomuk, too) works very well on my machine. I have not looked at the source code, so I can't say for certain that the code either optimized or unoptimized. Perhaps the code is really bad, and abundant resources hide this. Or perhaps the code is already optimized, and 2 GB is simply not enough RAM. 
My complaint with akonadi is not due to resources...  at least not the primary 
complaint.  My point is that akonadi (and nepomuk) add a great deal of 
complexity to Kmail (for example) which is really not needed and doesn't often 
work well.  And doesn't even work to the specs they say it should...   (as 
evidenced by akonadi still sucking up my emails for Kmail even after I had 
shut Kmail down for the last time)

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James, I dont plan on upgrading from 12.04 working just fine for me and very stable ^_^ though I have
 kind of gotten an Itch to try Fedora * covers face before everyone throws paperballs at me and boo's* lol 
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