On Wednesday 30 November 2011 12:28:21 Lukas Middendorf wrote:
I started with a clean config, so I can't say much about migration. But it
still is far from flawless.
Creating new imap accounts with identities is really a pain. The account
wizard should be in the settings, not in "Tools". I created three imap
accounts with corresponding Identities by hand before I found it. And even
with the account wizzard, you have to set the folders for "sent",
and "trash" manually.
Have you ever looked into kmail2rc? I have 44 folder entries in there for 17
real folders in kmail2. Not really funny and this can't be good IMHO.
At the beginning I got errors about the "Local Folders".
They only stopped
after I removed the Akonadi ressource and restarted everything. The
ressource was added again automatically, but the one test message I put in
there was lost in the process. I hope the same thing does not also happen
during a migration with real mail in the folders.
Now to the things that still don't work properly:
* I can't get Kmail2 to check for new mails on start, although I have
selected it in the options. I still have to wait for the regular check
intervall to pass.
* Sometimes mails I have read on an imap account become unread again (or
even undeleted) after the next mail check. I have to manually mark the mail
as read again afterwards.
* Sometimes I can not read mails for an account and I get a message like
"can not fetch mail in offline mode". I don't know why it thiks I'm
offline, but it works again after selecting "Work Offline" and "Work
Online" in "File".
* "Allow this time" for kdewallet is no longer feasible. kmail1 asked one
time on start, with kmail2 I now get one dialog per account.
I think I'll give reverting to kmail1 (using my old kmail1 config) a try.
On Tuesday 29 November 2011 23:39:24 Roy Dragseth wrote:
> 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
> caches and setup everything fresh. I'm using imap exclusively and do
> 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,
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