A new home for KDESvn

A few days ago, the KDESvn repository was converted from Subversion to Git.

But that’s not all…

It’s now hosted on git.kde.org !

A new product was created on bugs.kde.org, Krazy report is available, translations were moved to the KDE infrastructure and the release tarballs will be moved to download.kde.org soon

Welcome home, KDESvn.

Written by krop

8 July 2013 at 11:15

Posted in KDE

KDEPIM bug fixes in KDE 4.8.1

If you added the KDE Release calendar to your favorite organizer, you probably noticed that KDE 4.8.1 will be released in a couple days.

50 bug reports were marked as fixed in this version. Here’s the list:


  • Bug 284224: Maildir resource does not become AgentBase::Broken when started without a valid maildir path
  • Bug 289287: KMail’s views are EMPTY and upon closing KMail, it crashes
  • Bug 289428: Changing message flags (in KMail2) can lose message permanently
  • Bug 291810: Akonadi crashed after losing Internet connection
  • Bug 291902: KMail crashed adding new IMAP account.
  • Bug 291964: Crash on IMAP resource when loosing connection
  • Bug 292647: DAV Resource crashing
  • Bug 293178: Crash on IMAP configured as disconnected
  • Bug 293589: Akonadi WebDav Groupware Plugin crash after SOGo crash
  • Bug 293590: Crash when syncing newly added new IMAP account


  • Bug 292780: Kontact/Akregator crash on moving to next unread article


  • Bug 282169: Exported BDAY VCard field is too precise


  • Bug 272750: Update Argentina holidays rule file
  • Bug 278905: Wish: Add Indonesia’s National Holidays to Calendar
  • Bug 282548: Add Singapore


  • Bug 112644: In the “move” menu the current folder is displayed too
  • Bug 133252: Auto expire: Mark messages read on moving to the archive folder during expire run
  • Bug 154087: “New mail to mailing list” should active folder “New mail” template
  • Bug 258826: Arguments with spaces to the external editor are split
  • Bug 163978: Kontact name disappears from composer title bar when subjects last word is Kontact
  • Bug 259093: Search dialog missing folder choice
  • Bug 259358: Re-ordering folders via drag & drop not working anymore
  • Bug 274678: “Distribution list” written in singular form even when talking about several distribution lists
  • Bug 280026: Incorrect size of Base64 encoded attachment
  • Bug 284374: KMail ‘mark as read’ shortcut bugs
  • Bug 286061: Make filter log run even when dialog is not shown
  • Bug 289905: Sent mail is stored in wrong folder
  • Bug 291010: Folders in favourites (list mode) are shortened without need
  • Bug 291171: Spam filtering breaks HTML / multipart mail headers on POP3 accounts
  • Bug 291197: %OFROMNAME in template uses incorrect encoding
  • Bug 291757: “Work online/offline” menu entry is ambiguous
  • Bug 291849: TLS encryption was requested’ message with unencrypted plain authentication login settings
  • Bug 291886: Kontact crashes on Quit
  • Bug 292188: Font size of favourite folder list can not be changed
  • Bug 292617: KMail crashes after regular closing
  • Bug 292869: Going to new message does not restore window
  • Bug 293057: KMail2 (Italian localization) fails to organize local folders in alphabetical order
  • Bug 293122: Synchronizing when selecting folder does not work
  • Bug 293138: Marking a Mixture of Read and Unread Messages
  • Bug 293251: With Nepomuk disabled, setting an email as action item and then removing that mark removes the email
  • Bug 293994: Message in Appearance/Message Tags is keeping the configuration window too wide
  • Bug 294053: Setting a preference in Kontact to show/hide favorite folders in KMail has no effect
  • Bug 294392: Marking Email as Assignment loses Mail
  • Bug 294968: The inbox folder is not at the beginning of the folder list


  • Bug 295059: Templates for new messages in KMail not working inside kontact


  • Bug 280635: Not possible to list events in chronological order
  • Bug 284685: KOrganizer-generated mails cannot be sent
  • Bug 289623: TODO templates are saved in events and then are not found
  • Bug 293571: Kontact crash while deleting an item in the local Calendar
  • Bug 294145: Journal Templates are not saved 4.8.1


Enjoy !



Written by krop

1 March 2012 at 16:09

Posted in Akonadi, kdepim

Is Kmail still being developed?

This question was posted on the KDE forum a few days ago and deserves an answer.

Yes, KMail is maintained, It even has a new maintainer since a few months. Laurent Montel now takes care of KMail2 and already made an awesome work.

So, what’s the state of KMail in KDE 4.7 ?

Since the 4.7.0 tag, 556 commits were made in kdepim/kmail.
But KMail is no longer a monolithic block, so let’s add:

  • 207 commits in kdepim/mailcommon,
  • 51 commits in kdepim/mailfilteragent.
  • 98 commits in kdepim/messagecomposer,
  • 43 commits in kdepim/messagecore,
  • 54 commits in kdepim/messagelist,
  • 153 commits in kdepim/messageviewer,

Still not convinced ? Let’s head to the KDE Bugs Tracker

Since the creation of the KMail2 product, 690 bugs were marked as RESOLVED.

Amongst those:

  • 11 bugs were marked as UPSTREAM (bug in one of the KDEPIM/KDE dependencies)
  • 4 bugs were marked as DOWNSTREAM (distribution/packaging bug)
  • 6 bugs were marked as WONTFIX
  • 67 bugs were marked as INVALID
  • 77 bugs were marked as WORKSFORME (the reporter cannot reproduce the issue)
  • 178 bugs were marked as DUPLICATE (!!)
  • 324 bugs were marked as FIXED

Still according to our bugs tracker,

  • 14 bugs were explicitly marked as fixed in 4.7.2
  • 24 bugs were explicitly marked as fixed in 4.7.3
  • 24 bugs were explicitly marked as fixed in 4.7.4
  • 15 bugs were explicitly marked as fixed in 4.8

KMail bugs closed since KDE 4.7.3 (only the reports explicitly marked as fixed-in 4.7.4 are listed):

  • 143059 printing of mails ignores if part of the mail is blinded out
  • 258117 Cannot create Mailing List filter via context menu
  • 259422 Kmail ignores trash folder setting. It moves deleted emails to the local trash folder.
  • 263587 BCC addresses shows bcc’s to “To:” recipient
  • 278060 Mailing list detection does not work
  • 280649 Kontact crash when closing
  • 282652 Setting up filters for Distribution lists does not work
  • 284789 Does not remember mail transport
  • 285134 Closing the drop action popup by clicking somewhere else will execute a “move” operation instead of “cancel”
  • 285508 subject line is always spell checked with default dictionary
  • 285623 emails are not sent until restart of mail dispatcher agent
  • 285653 Thousands of errors “Select Failed, server replied A000… NO Mailbox …
  • 285814 Shortcut for moving mail to folder does not move to folder highlighted in dialog
  • 285878 search mail – unusable sort by date
  • 286505 kmail no more send mails
  • 286615 Encrypted email not decrypted in-time for printing
  • 286663 Kontact crashed when canceling creation of sieve script
  • 286827 Unable to reply to an encapsulated message
  • 286875 Redirected email is stored in wrong sent-folder
  • 286889 Move Thread to Trash Context Menu
  • 286922 edited mail from outbox deleted after closing
  • 287367 Kmail is truncating recipients in “reply to all”
  • 287696 redirected mail isn’t marked as redirected (or forwarded)
  • 287779 Copy Email then Paste As Attachment does not work as expected

Written by krop

7 December 2011 at 22:30

Posted in Bugzilla, KDE, kdepim

Time to close some KMail bugs…

With kdepim and kdepim-runtime 4.6 release getting close, I think it’s finally time to squash the KMail 1 bug reports.

What will happen ?

In a couple of hours, I’ll close the KMail product, which means reporting new bugs will not be possible anymore. The bugs audit will then begin.

Several phases are planned :

  • Revisit the KMail crash reports and close the ones that are no longer reproducible with KMail2
  • If a given crash is reproducible, open a new KMail2 report with a fresh and useful backtrace and a link to the old report.
  • Test the ‘Normal’ bugs, close the ones that cannot be reproduced, reassign the reproducible ones to the proper product (kmail2, kdepim, kdepimlibs…)

What to do with the wish reports has yet to be defined. I think evaluating the ones which received the most votes and discard the others is probably the best choice.

How can YOU help ?

You have KDEPIM 4.6 beta 5 installed ?  What about starting with triaging your own bugs ?

Once logged on https://bugs.kde.org, click on “My bugs” voilà, you’re ready to triage.

Want more ? visit https://bugs.kde.org/component-report.cgi?product=kmail, pick a category and check whether you’re able to reproduce the original report. Drop a comment to the report if you cannot close it.

Written by krop

22 April 2011 at 14:54

Posted in Bugzilla, KDE, kdepim