Re: [opensuse] Fed up with Kmail2
- From: michael@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 14:00:59 +1300
I'm in too minds about this issue.
OpenSUSE has a reputation of being very stable and reliable. Past
history has shown that upgrades are well thought out. Should
components such as KDE be lacking in quality, OpenSUSE normally
includes ways to mitigate the issue. For example, in the past some
OpenSUSE versions included multiple of KDE versions. Given that
kmail remains one of the most popular KDE applications, it was
surprising and disappointing that users were left to fend for themselves.
On the other hand, it was not to hard to figure out how to re-enable the
11.4 repo and grab the previous kmail from there. See
And then lock the packages in place to prevent any upgrades.
In summary, I don't think a broken Kmail was something that should have
shipped without clearly providing an alternative or pointing out some way
to mitigate the issue - some release notes could have covered it.
Long term, I hope kmail2 improves or kmail forks.
On Sat, 25 Feb 2012 03:14:09 C wrote:
On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 15:02, Stefan Gofferje <stefan.gofferje@xxxxxx> wrote:--
On 02/24/2012 12:07 PM, C wrote:
KMail is well known to be problematic in KDE4... You can't really
blame openSUSE on something that is an issue with upstream KDE. If
you go to any other distro that is shipping the *same* release of
KDE4, you will find similar if not identical issues with KMail.
KMail2 ist not the only problem in 12.1, as the list archive and various
reviews in the web show. The whole release was composed too fast and not
thoroughly checked before releasing.
And nobody forced SuSE to go from Kmail to KMail2.
??? Think about what you wrote there... nobody forced you to use
KMail2. KMail2 is part of KDE4... if you have problems (most of which
are probably very well documented and have bug reports open on them)
then you can either help fix it... or use an alternative - of which
there are many.
Show me a single release of ANY Linux distro (or ANY other OS by any
other commercial OS vendor) that doesn't have list archives and
various reviews on the web that point at flaws. You can't. If
openSUSE was held back and not released until everything was 100%
perfect we'd still be waiting on release 1.0.
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