On Wednesday 12 April 2006 09:23am, Dimi Paun wrote:
On Wed, 2006-04-12 at 15:57 +0100, Jose' Matos wrote:
> FWIW, kmail (that I am using embedded in kontact) claims
> otherwise. :-)
Yup. In fact, I switched to Evolution for a while back with Evo 1.4 and then
back to KMail with Evo 2.0 and KMail did all the conversion just fine. But I
didn't have to convert much. Only one of my email accounts is POPed. I use
IMAP for the rest so it doesn't matter what email client I use, conversion is
as easy as connecting a new client to the IMAP server.
kmail is a really good mail client. I've used it for years,
and I do prefer it to Evo. The bug that dwmw2 pointed out is
annoying, but not a show stopper for most people.
Well, I'm still not certain I would call that a "bug" :) .
However, it's not really an option for a GNOME desktop. Both
GNOME and KDE are bloated pigs, you really can't force both
environments in memory (with all their libs, daemons, etc)
And you don't have to. You can run KMail and/or Kontact on GNOME without
installing the whole environment. You only need a couple of libs.
I use GNOME apps on KDE, too, and I don't have GNOME installed. I have a few
dozen MB of GNOME libraries installed and it just works.
OK. All that said, we can not suggest Kontact as a replacement GNOME app
(since it isn't a GNOME app) for Evolution, which is a condition some have
Some people hate using GNOME apps, other hate using KDE apps.
Me? I'm fine with using good tools, regardless of which environment's tools
they are written in. Personally, I have found more stability and reliability
with KDE. I have friends who spit out the work "KDE" like chitlets, vowing
to never leave GNOME. That's fine. I just roll my eyes while they have
printing and evince issues and I can print anything I want and have never
seen KPDF crash or screw up rendering once.
My point is, my experience is mine. YMMV. Don't flame me because my
environment works and yours falls apart.
To be totally fair, there are, of course, bugs in KDE apps that I use and
love. It took a year for Konsole to finally get rid of the "reloading tabs
with the same name causes renaming of tabs" bug, which annoyed me (but at
least, it didn't break and crash). That's just one example, and there are
others, but for me, on the whole, KDE is far more stable.
Again, YMMV. That's *my* story and I'm not going to impose my opinion on any
of you...even though I'm right :) hehe.
Lamont R. Peterson <lamont(a)gurulabs.com>
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