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KMail 4.12: Still not ready


I've read some reports that KMail 4.12 was working well for people. I was 
looking forward to seeing it in Sid, hoping things would be better. I'm said 
to say,  I find this not to be the case.

Bug 259813[1] still makes the "unread" status filter unusable.
I still see the bugs where messages are duplicated, and even the infamous bug 
310899 "Resource KMail Folders is broken.  This resource is now online"[2] 
still raises its ugly head.

Beyond this, there are two things that look like design decisions: The loss of 
the distinction between "new" and "unread" messages, and the behavior of tabs 
in response to clicks on mail folders. In KMail 1, folders could only be open 
in one tab -- so clicking mouse-button-1 (usually left-click) on a folder 
meant "go to folder's tab if exists, otherwise change current tab to folder" 
and mouse-button-2 (middle button) meant "go to folder's tab if exists, 
otherwise open folder in a new tab". In KMail 2, folders can be open in many 
tabs (a new feature), and the click-on-folder semantics was made "simpler" 
(MB1 is "change current tab to clicked folder" and MB2 is "open folder in new 
tab"). Which seems great, except that it's made clicking folders essentially 
useless: I find that it almost never does what I want, where the previous, 
"complicated" semantics was just right.

Those, to me, are the main problems with KMail2. 4.12 makes some improvements, 
but doesn't really solve any of them. I keep using it at home, but not in 
environments which I consider "production".

Thought some of you might be interested,


[1] https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=259813
[2] https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=310899

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