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Month: January 2012

Re: [trinity-users] Trinity and KMail was: Re: [trinity-users] Re: quanta problem WAS how to get rid of old KDE packages?

From: David Bernier <david250@...>
Date: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 11:31:48 -0500
Lisi wrote:
> On Sunday 01 January 2012 15:19:21 Calvin Morrison wrote:
>> On 1 January 2012 09:30, Lisi<lisi.reisz@...>  wrote:
>>> On Saturday 31 December 2011 19:10:04 Andy wrote:
>>>> Lisi, have you considered David Hare's live CD, basically a tweaked
>>> Squeeze
>>>> with a "minimal (to save space) Trinity Desktop (KDE 3.5.13)"?
>>> Have finished installing, and like what I see so far.
>>> But I have hit a hitch.  I want KMail.  I do not want KDE4's KMail.  If I
>>> try
>>> to install KMail I am offered loads of stuff I am sure is KDE4.  How do I
>>> get
>>> the trinity version?  I ran an aptitude search on mail and found nothing
>>> mentioning trinity.  I then ran apt-cache search, with the same result.
>>> Help!  What command will give me a Trinity version of KMail?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Lisi
>> Glad to see it's working.
>> The package you are looking for is most likely called kontact-trinity.
>> Kontact is the name of the whole PIM suite.
> Thanks, Calvin.  But no. :-(  There is a kontact, but I would have said it is
> 4's kontact.  Akonadi looms large!
> I have even aptitude searched on trinity, and read my way through the whole
> list.  I know that KMail exists on Trinity because I saw it on  a previous
> occasion.  But it doesn't seem to be there now.
> I see that I jubilated too soon.  There seems to be a problem still with two
> of the mirrors (squeeze/ main).  I assume that that could explain the
> disappearance of KMail?  (Or Kontact?)

I think going from KDE3 to KDE4 was a "Big Switch".  I see this from reading
old Mandriva mailing lists and the like.

One sequence of keywords that came up is:
"KDE 3  no longer maintained"  (with or without quotes).

So my thinking is that getting a working Kmail for KDE3 might
be possible, but harder than getting a copy of Kmail for KDE4,
since KDE4 is the current supported & development platform
for KDE ...

Any comments?