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Harmless KDE feature upgrades - yeah right

From:  Juha Tuomala <>
Subject:  Harmless KDE feature upgrades - yeah right
Date:  Thu, 4 Mar 2010 13:43:29 +0200 (EET)
Archive-link:  Article, Thread

Ironically it happened again, just now when these FESCO threads
are still warm.

My desktop gui processes leak enough mem that I need to restart
couple times a week or system will run out of memory. Today
I started with updating the F11 with yum. During the update,
I noticed that it's pulling in the kde-4.4.0, scary. Then reboot.

Now when I logged in, noticed that desktop has really changed
quite a bit, some visual stuff even fixed.

Then I tried to start kmail to start working. It starts, asks
passwords, whines something about Akonadi which i don't use and
then crashes/exists.

kmail(4465)/kio (KIOConnection) 
KIO::ConnectionServer::listenForRemote: Listening on
kmail(4465)/libakonadi Akonadi::Control::Private::exec: Could not start/stop Akonadi!
kmail(4465) main: Unable to start Akonadi server, exit application 
kmail(4465)/kdecore (KConfigSkeleton) 

This is exactly kind off stuff I don't have time now to solve,
since I need to work. If such upgrade would have been put to
next coming release, I could have upgraded when I have time,
some weekend - it would not interrupted my working and ruin my

For all those who say that "latest stuff is the reason why
I use Fedora!!!1", there is rawhide for you.

For a lot of people, this kind of breakage is exactly the reason not 
to switch from windows/mac to Fedora.

Yes, I'm writing this with Alpine... handling pdf attachments and
doing invoicing with it is going to be fun.

KDE SIG, you need to re-think that proposal again.


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