[Mageia-discuss] Success with Kontact/4.8.2
annew at kde.org
Sat Apr 21 19:16:03 CEST 2012
Determined to have a clean install on my netbook in time for my
holiday, I installed Mageia beta3. This was quickly updated to KDE
4.8.2, including kdepim. Almost everything is working perfectly - almost,
in that I can't connect to my Google contacts, but that's not the end of
KMail is accessing both Googlemail and my own IMAP server, set up as a
Roaming profile for while I'm away. No long waits, nothing going missing
and all apparently working perfectly.
Calendar - I'm using my Google calendar - useful as it is on my phone
too. The new connection facility is unbelievably slick. Thanks for that!
:-) The only downside is that the calendar is rather slow to load. I had
just decided it must be broken when things started to appear.
Contacts - I copied all the vcards from my main laptop onto the
netbook. I seem to have lost the few cards that were in the top-level
Personal Contacts, but the folders below it are all there. The old
std.vcf also works fine.
Akregator appears to have picked up all my old feeds - copied in from
the older Fedora 14 install. I haven't had time to work with it, but it
looks fine, and notifications tell me that new feed entries are arriving.
All in all, this is a huge relief, as my main laptop went down this morning
and looks totally dead :-( Still, at least this netbook, Mageia, and the
new Kontact are going to get me through.
Thanks to all, both at Mageia and in the Kontact team
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