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    KDE 4.6 Beta 1 Is Here With Fun New Features

    Phoronix: KDE 4.6 Beta 1 Is Here With Fun New Features

    Like Linux gamers, KDE users have a reason to be thankful today and that's because KDE Software Compilation 4.6 Beta 1 is now available. This six-month update to the KDE desktop stack includes revamped activities in the Plasma Desktop, major search improvements within the Dolphin File Manager, improved mobile device support, and Kontact is now based on Akonadi...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODgyNw

  • KAMiKAZOW
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    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
    One thing it does have over the others is that it is truly crossplatform. As for as issues with it I personally have next to zero issues with T-bird and I like that I can use the same db across all bootable OS's installed on my system.
    Why share the same offline data through different operating systems? Just store everything on the mail server and use IMAP.

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by KAMiKAZOW View Post
    Thunderbirds sucks balls. It integrates with nothing. It sucks with KDE's Desktop, it sucks with GNONE, it sucks with Mac OS X, and it also sucks with Windows. With the exception of tabs, updated button themes, and ports to newer Gecko versions, TB is stagnating since 6 years.
    One thing it does have over the others is that it is truly crossplatform. As for as issues with it I personally have next to zero issues with T-bird and I like that I can use the same db across all bootable OS's installed on my system.

    I use Kontact 4.4.7 with KDE Platfrom 4.5.3 and Akonadi isn't cauing any problems. Using an actual database for accessing the stored information is the only logical way in this era.
    I agree that a real dbase is the only real solution even though mySQL is a bit of overkill on a engine choice. I can see why they use it however as it is more then likely already running for other applications as well.

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  • KAMiKAZOW
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    Originally posted by darkbasic View Post
    This can help convincing users switch to Thuderbird too
    Thunderbirds sucks balls. It integrates with nothing. It sucks with KDE's Desktop, it sucks with GNONE, it sucks with Mac OS X, and it also sucks with Windows. With the exception of tabs, updated button themes, and ports to newer Gecko versions, TB is stagnating since 6 years.

    Originally posted by darkbasic View Post
    It just sucks too hard with IMAP.
    You're making things up. KMail works very nice with IMAP. I have set up KMail with three IMAP accounts without any problems.

    Originally posted by not.sure View Post
    Speaking of which: Is there any kmail left that can run without mysql&akonadi? Or do we actually really have to install trinity for that?
    Trinity is a mess. Two programmers and one or two packagers trying to maintain a whole desktop environment is insane.
    I use Kontact 4.4.7 with KDE Platfrom 4.5.3 and Akonadi isn't cauing any problems. Using an actual database for accessing the stored information is the only logical way in this era.

    Originally posted by madjr View Post
    the activities thing (in other words: multi desktops) is just too unintuitive.

    They should make it more intuitive like on mobile OSs
    I'm sure the Plasma team would be thankful for any constructive input.

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  • not.sure
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    Originally posted by accumulator View Post
    You're talking about kmail1 or kmail2? (second one is using akonadi)

    I have had no real issues with kmail1 and IMAP, and I'm looking forward alot to the new-and-improved kmail2
    Speaking of which: Is there any kmail left that can run without mysql&akonadi? Or do we actually really have to install trinity for that?

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  • devius
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    Originally posted by accumulator View Post
    I have had no real issues with kmail1 and IMAP, and I'm looking forward alot to the new-and-improved kmail2
    I hope they make a decent HTML composer. I don't have any real issues with KMail, except for the atrocious html composing support. If that is fixed then I won't be looking for a new email client since I really like the kontact suite.

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  • KDesk
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    Finally the old hal is replaced in KDE!
    That was the last project moving from hal.

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  • accumulator
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    Originally posted by darkbasic View Post
    This can help convincing users switch to Thuderbird too
    I already did it and I think I will never use kmail again
    It just sucks too hard with IMAP.
    You're talking about kmail1 or kmail2? (second one is using akonadi)

    I have had no real issues with kmail1 and IMAP, and I'm looking forward alot to the new-and-improved kmail2

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  • pingufunkybeat
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    You don't need activities for multiple desktops.

    Only if you want different widgets, background, panels, etc. on different desktops.

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  • madjr
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    the activities thing (in other words: multi desktops) is just too unintuitive.

    They should make it more intuitive like on mobile OSs

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