On 16 October 2012 16:11, Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...> wrote: >> I think it is still possible to build kde4 without >> akonadi/nepomuk/strigi. the result, however, would be quite useless: no kdepim >> (which relies entirely on akonadi now), missing basic functionality all over the >> place elsewhere. so, not a viable option. > > Yes, that was my point. :) Possibly doable, but impractical. > >> looking at kde forums/lists gives the impression, that akonadi/nepomuk and kdepim >> have reached a usable state now (from 4.9.x), with nearly >> all features that were present in 3.5.10. even address completion in email composer has been reported >> to work now, provided nepomuk running correctly and already having >> indexed everything :) I plan to give it a go during the next weeks and write a >> short conclusion. > > The ongoing problems with kmail was one reason I never considered moving to KDE4. If those problems are (finally) resolved that does not mean I'll migrate. Only that there is one less obstacle. :) > > Yes, I receive the impression that the stability issues of the evil three are more or less resolved, but that does not remove their existence. I admit I'm in the minority of people who organizes files in a consistent manner. I always find files quickly, usually in only a few seconds. I don't need this indexing and caching overhead. Yes, those options can be disabled, but for me using KDE4 would remain be a long road for many of the reasons I have shared previously. Not impossible, just a long road. Perhaps I'm just getting old and cranky. My existing system works the way I want. I remain content with how Trinity fits my way of using a desktop computer. > > I notice the razor-qt desktop has been updated to version 0.5. Certainly an alternative against KDE4, but there are no PIM apps. If somebody ripped the akonadi crap from kdepim and renamed to razor-qt-pim, then I suspect that would create a buzz. I suppose there would be the option of using razor-qt and then building tdelibs/tdepim.... > > Please do share your conclusions after testing. > > Darrell > > > --------------------------------------------------------------------- > To unsubscribe, e-mail: trinity-devel-unsubscribe@... > For additional commands, e-mail: trinity-devel-help@... > Read list messages on the web archive: http://trinity-devel.pearsoncomputing.net/ > Please remember not to top-post: http://trinity.pearsoncomputing.net/mailing_lists/#top-posting > Razor Qt is this: Panel Desktop Application launcher Settings center Sessions A very, very, very basic desktop. I wouldn't really consider it an environment. I achieve the same thing available here with Openbox and a few other programs.