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KDE PIM 4.6 QA call


KDE SIG is considering the future of KDE PIM applications in our spin. As you probably know - KDE upstream is working on the new KMail 2 based on the Akonadi technology. Unfortunately there's really big delay (4.5 was skipped completely) and as we care about your emails and we understand it's crucial part of desktop environment and your (our) workflow - we are not sure it's in the state we can ship it. On the other hand - upstream is probably going to abandon completely the 4.4 series and the state of KAddressBook there is not good. But before reverting to this old version, we'd like to be sure it's a good idea and new KDE PIM is really not usable for you, our users :)


We are going to make 2 go/no-go decisions for kdepim 4.6 1.

  • Is it testable by Feb 8 (feature freeze)?
  • Do the tests look good by 100% complete deadline (March 22)

Otherwise we're going to bump epoch and revert back to old KDE PIM 4.4 series.

How to test

Install latest kdepim package (if you are running Rawhide, you are probably running the latest one) from kde-unstable repository.

If you don't know how to use kde-unstable repository, don't try it. It can EAT your email. So make a backup!!!

Then try:

  • convert your old mails to the new Akonadi (automatically, just run KMail)
  • try from the scratch
  • try different accounts - IMAP, POP3...


User kdepim version Result Accounts Comments
jreznik kdepim- FAIL 1 IMAP, cca 1GB+ Error message: "KMail encountered a fatal error and will terminate now. The error was: Failed to fetch the resouce collection.", Akonadi hogs CPU, otherwise it works somehow

To check kdepim version, run "rpm -q kdepim" and copy/paste the output.