I currently use t-bird with an nntp account pointing to gmane to read
this list and sereral others. Does kde have an nntp client program of
any sort? I don't see it as a possible new account type in kmail. Also,
search with kpackagekit yields nothing with "usenet" or "nntp" that is
I just found out that Kate was not installed by default on Fedora 16
even though I had selected 'KDE Software Development' during
installation. KDevelop is installed, but not Kate.
Was this a concious decision or a mistake?
Yesterday I upgraded from F15 to F16. This went smoothly (almost) but
after the restart there were ugly processes running and tacking much of
the CPU power: tracker-*
AFAIK these processes are the "nepomuk" part of gnome and I don't need
them. Why are the tracker processes activated in a typical KDE environment?
Can I add the F15 repos and downgrade KMail? I REALLY don't like KMail 2. It's
slower than molasses at the North Pole in January and it's a huge resource hog
to boot. I absolutely HATE the new version and if I can't go back to a version
that works, I'll have to find a new email client! :(
I've reported this problem 2 years ago:
The problem is still present in F15 KDE Spin. ¿Could we please find some
kind of solution? Again, I'm willing to help in any way, but I think that
this problem must be priorized by the KDE SIG, especially since Anaconda
devs have stated that they will not fix the problem (see comment 6).
Kevin Kofler suggested to create a kdialog wrapper. Is it possible? I think
even I can help with that part of the solution.
Christian González G.
I have finally gotten kmail2 to run on my Fedora 15 machine. I ended up using
an entirely different mail directory. I was able to import the mail from the
old directories into new versions. But I do have one annoying problem. My
mail is delivered directly to the machine, and spooled to /var/mail/user-id.
kmail was configured to go check the spool periodically, move the mail into my
inbox, and delete the mail from the spool. I haven't found a way to get
kmail2 to do this. Currently I have added the spool as another mailbox, and
when mail shows up, I manually move it, and then manually run a script to
delete it from the spool. How do I setup kmail2 to do the previous behavior?
Lester M Petrie
I noticed this on F15 and now on F16 with KDE-4.7.3. My plasma crashes
every then and now. With KDE-4.7.2, everything was fine. This is
really annoying and now I have moved to Gnome.
Another thing I noticed that when I open Firefox, Chrome or
Thunderbird, some times they don't show up in task manager.
I've been following the threads about the problems with Kmail2 and was kinda
worried before upgrading to F16. And right enough, I had two days of post-
traumatic flashbacks to the KDE3-KDE4 transition, but after som trial and error
I've found it rather good. Some quirks, sure, but in my experience they are
more related to akonadi and kwallet than Kmail itself:
o akonadi doesn't like suspend/resumes on my laptop. I need to restart it
every time. After a akonadi restart kmail can read mail again, if you don't
restart kmail will hang and show the "Fetching folder...." screen forever.
o sometimes the kwalletd will bomb out (claiming to be open, but contain no
user/passwd info) and thus kmail will hang on fetching mail. A Disable
kwallet - Apply - Enable kwallet - Apply cycle in System Settings will bring
things back into order again.
o often the Next/Prev Message in the Go menu are grayed out and you cannot
jump to the next message with the keyboard. Selecting another message or
folder with the mouse brings things back in order again.
Trying to convert the Kmail1 mail caches was a no-go, I deleted all local
caches and setup everything fresh. I'm using imap exclusively and do all
filtering with procmail on the server side so it didn't matter, this might not
be an option for people using local mail folders...
So, all in all, kmail2 was better than feared for my use.
Thanks for all the good work done by the maintainers,
The Computer Center, University of Tromsø, N-9037 TROMSØ Norway.
phone:+47 77 64 41 07, fax:+47 77 64 41 00
Roy Dragseth, Team Leader, High Performance Computing
Direct call: +47 77 64 62 56. email: roy.dragseth(a)uit.no
Ever since I installed Fedora 16, I've noticed that Okular doesn't
scroll down when Space bar is pressed. Page-Down works fine. So do
Page-Up and Backspace.
I filed a bug report: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=287753
But a developer says he can't reproduce it. Can anyone please check if
this is working on F16?