KDE and akonadi FIXED

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Sat Sep 24 01:49:59 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2011-09-23 at 16:19 -0400, Ric Moore wrote:
> > More to your point though, if you really feel as though you have an
> > opinion that would be useful for all users, there is bugzilla where
> > there is a chance those who make the determinations of
> what/how/where
> > things are configured might actually read them.
> Craig, I did a google search and PLENTY of people bitch about having
> a 
> function foisted on them that they don't want since 2009. Besides,
> most 
> of what they push onto people has become useless cruft when google
> and 
> their likes offer a universal interface for calendars and address
> books. 
> I'm afraid they just aren't "relevant" any more, when they won't let
> you 
> turn off stuff you don't use. That's pretty dictatorial 
I think you just related a classic case of using something and never
really knowing why and thus, always misunderstood the woman you were
sleeping with.

I mean, did you ever go to www.kde.org and look through their various
tutorials or familiarize yourself with their philosophy for the desktop,
workflows, integration? Most long-time users make the mistake of
thinking they already know what the user interface is supposed to be/do
and maybe never figure out that a lot of effort and execution has gone
into the various underlying processes that go way beyond an application
launcher, a bundled file manager and window decorations/behaviors. It's
not surprising these people won't love KDE-4 and will undoubtedly hate
whatever the final forms of GNOME-3 and Unity Desktops will bring.

Yes, Google (and others) offer web browser based e-mail, calendar,
contact management, etc. but I tend to view it as a data store with
mediocre client applications and tend to use client applications that
suit my workflow, even though I may be using Google's
e-mail/contact/calendar data store as the backend. (Remember, this all
started with your gripe about Akonodai & the mysql backend).



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