Anne Wilson wrote:
On Thursday 18 February 2010 12:20:26 Neal Becker wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Thursday 18 February 2010 00:45:50 Neal Becker wrote:
> >> After migration, my distribution lists in kaddressbook now look like
> >> random ascii garbage.
> > Please describe what you are seeing, and where. Vague things like this
> > give us no chance of helping you.
> > Anne
> See attached. 'adg' is a dist. list. It used to be a list of names. It
> looks to me, that the vcf file has a UID for each person, and the dist
> list is a ref to these UIDs.
> ; KAUdn8y7Wi\,
That's not gobbledegook :-) They are identification strings - more or
less what you guessed.
> It's not just cosmetic (kosmetic?), I found out because I tried to send
> to my dist list adg with kmail and it didn't work (did not expand adg to
> list of recipients). This worked fine before the upgrade to 4.4.
The old lists will not be migrated in a workable fashion, as the mechanism
not the same. You need to identify the names that should be in your list,
then create a group to put them in. I think you will find that you can
them under ~/.local/share/contacts. If you use the dolphin info panel you
should be able to quickly see which contact each one refers to, then
create your group with those names.
Groups are the start of distribution list functionality. It's not
completely functional yet, but at least you can hit the group entry, see
the list of
appropriate entries, then copy and paste into a mail. The rest is still
Since 'new group' is grayed out, that could be difficult.