I've been looking for some time for a way (hopefully KDE)
of keeping an address-book/contact list on a server,
so that it can be accessed, and edited, from a laptop.
Presently I'm running OpenLDAP on my server,
but this is not entirely satisfactory.
I use KMail on my laptop,
but the interface with the OpenLDAP server
is not very good (to put it mildly).
The features I would like are:
1. There should be a simple web interface
for accessing and editing the contact list on the server.
2. It should also be possible, and relatively easy,
to access and edit the contact list through KMail/KAddressBook.
3. There should be a simple interface to mobile phones
to allow contacts to be added to, and copied from, the phone.
4. The information stored with each contact
should be as flexible as possible;
there might or might not be an email address,
and there might or might not be a phone number.
I'd be interested to learn how KDE experts
set up their address book(s)?
e-mail: gayleard /at/ eircom.net
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Since I updated to KDE 4.7.0 (except for kdepim, which is 4.4.11), I am being driven
crazy with popup notifcations whenever email is delivered (or sent). There are 2
different popups that are generated for each instance, and each time they are displayed,
a sound is produced. I would really like to turn the popups off, but if that is not
possible, then suppressing the sound alert would be better than nothing. The first
USER: The MBox file was changed by
another program. A copy of the new
file was made and pending changes
are appended to that copy. To prevent
this from happening use lockin...
where USER is my user id. There looks to be more to this message, but I can't find it.
The second message is:
USER: The file
was changed on disk while there were
still pending changes in Akonadi. To
avoid data loss, a backup of the
internal changes has been crea...
Again I am unable to find the rest of this message. I had to downgrade kdepim because
the mail migration failed, and kmail2 would not start. It complained about an invalid
mailbox, but I created a new user with no mailbox, and it wouldn't start there either.
KDE 4.7 solved some other problems I was having, so I really don't want to have to
backup to what I was using before, but these popups are very distracting, and when a
couple of hundred Fedora 16 update emails show up, the bottom right corner of my screen
is essentially worthless until they have all been delivered. Once they came so close
together they caused knotify to go into a loop.
Lester M Petrie
No one else is reporting this, but I've had a bizarre experience after
updating to KDE4.7 with my KMail email. Where previously the root of my
folder tree started with "Local Folders" and all my sub-folders were
listed below, what's occurred is that a new root folder "KMail Folders"
was created; below this new top-level folder was replicated the entire
folder structure of my previous "Local Folders" folder; at the same
time, "Local Folders" remained at the same root level as "KMail Folders"
with its sub-folder structure intact - so now I have these two top-level
folders with identical sub-folder structures below them; now, it gets
even stranger - in this dual/parallel folder structure my emails were
found with no sense or seeming reason for which emails ended up in
which. For example my sub-folder "Fedora-list" had about two thousand
messages in each folder, some in the new "KMail Folders" structure, and
some in the old "Local Folders" structure... These are not duplicates,
they just got randomly sorted, some remaining in the original folder,
and some moved into the new. Since I have over 30k messages in my
archive, this is not an insignificant deal. Some mail is very, very, old
stuff that I definitely don't want to lose.
Looking at my filters, I see that all the filters that had previously
been set to "Local Folders\some sub-folder\etc" had been converted to
"KMail Folders\some sub-folder\etc" - now, I'm in the process of
hand-copying everything from the old structure into the new, but, it's
very tedious, taking sometimes several minutes to list the messages in a
folder, and taking a very long time to perform the actual copy. Before I
started doing this, I gave the machine a very long time, over 24 hours,
thinking maybe it was just a long involved conversion that was going on,
but, that theory didn't hold out, so now I'm doing this by hand...
Anyone else see anything like this?
Brunswick, MD, USA
since so many folks seem to be asking for it, I threw together a
dedicated kde-4.7-for-fedora15 yum repo today.
Enjoy. Please do spread the word that folks looking for kde-4.7 should
use this rather than kde-unstable.
we're getting quite a backlog of items on our kde-reviews tracker,
(many submitted by me, so I can't help with the review work directly)
items of particular interest to me include:
* libalkimia (blocking kmymoney-4.6 update)
* anything in the telepathy-kde stack
so, folks with packaging/reviewing experience, please do take a look and
help knock some of these out. And, please do feel free to poke me if
you're interested in review swaps.
After my laptop has been using sleep - then later its on A/C -
unplugging and going on battery - the power applet switches to
'powersave' from 'performance'.
However - it really has not changed - and the screen is bright. In the
applet if I toggle to performance (no visible change) and then back to
powersave - then screen dims ..
Anyone know if this is fixed in 4.7?
I am using uptodate KDE on Fedora 15 (x86_64). I skipped Fedora 14, and went directly
from Fedora 13 to 15. I am generally quite happy with the changes to KDE in F15,
espcially being able to bring up a useable menu with a middle mouse button click on the
background. There is one change from F13 that I am not happy about, however. I have
defined a key combination to maximize a window. In F13, a second use of this
combination would undo the maximize. In F15, a second use only does an undo for a motif
window. Simple X windows ( and others ) seem to ignore the second use. Is something
not configured correctly? Is there someother way to undo the maximize?
Lester M Petrie