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On Thursday 12 Apr 2012 18:49:34 Lindsay Mathieson wrote:
> 2012/4/12 Georg C. F. Greve <greve@...>
> > On Thursday 12 April 2012 08.30:50 ianseeks wrote:
> > > I must admit i still don't see the reason for Akonadi etc other than an
> > > "itch to scratch". I can't rationalise this direction at all, it just
> > > seems so over designed and over engineered for the ordinary user.
> > Assuming that the ordinary user never wants to use mobile phones or
> > tablets,
> > never has more than one email account with a couple of mails per day, and
> > never uses Facebook or any other social media service, you're probably
> > right
> > that Akonadi is overdesigned. Who needs that Web 2.0 stuff, anyhow?
> Oddly enough I have all those things - Multiple accounts, calendars,address
> book all on line. My Android Phone and Thunderbird interop with them just
> fine. Funny how an ancient legacy app like thunderbird works so well with
> that stuff.
> Whereas Akonadi does not. At best it syncs some of the calendar stuff and
> address books, but it always misses some items or takes days to notice
I get that as well. I get emails 2/3/4 days later than when they appear at my
ISP. Luckily my blackberry picks them up on the important accounts
> At worst it destroys them - and that happens often enough I only
> use it with test accounts.
I've not had any of those problems.
> > Assuming however that ordinary users do at least some of these things,
> > Akonadi
> > or something like it was inevitable.
> I disagree strongly - a centralized middle man to sync all these things
> sounds great in theory, but in practice its turned out to be an over
> engineered mess with far to many fragile components, any one of which can
> break the whole chain. And no one seems to have a clear overview.
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