Bug#410591: kmail crashes on retrieving dIMAP account
On Sun, Apr 22, 2007 at 11:16:19PM +0200, Jesús M. Navarro wrote:
> Hi again, Ana:
> El Martes, 3 de Abril de 2007 16:07, Ana Guerrero escribió:
> > On Tue, Apr 03, 2007 at 02:18:13PM +0200, =?UTF-8?Q? Jes=C3=BAs?= M. Navarro
> > > This bug really makes kmail with disconnected IMAP totally unusable. Are
> > > you really going to publish "Etch" as Stable without having a look at it?
> > You're invited to find a solution :-)
> While I'd expect a Debian maintainer for a package to at least try to
> reproduce a bug in order to properly classify it and then take over himself
> the load to at least offer a line of action for the issue to be resolved -and
> even this doesn't seem to have been done (not publicly, at least, since
> nothing on the line appears on this bug tracker), I find this to be for me
> quite an important issue, so I'll beat:
My "line" of action here is: we are not able to give it a proper solution, we
are aware of IMAP support in kmail is problematic sometimes. This is an upstream
problem we wish upstream have time/motivation to solve it, but upstream have not,
so you are invited to find a solution.
> Since I'm neither maintainer for this package nor even Debian developer, would
> you sponsor a recopiled kdepim package for Etch with disconnected IMAP turned
> off? I know this is not a proper solution, but at least it would avoid false
> expectations about this package's functionality. From my perspective,
> current kmail package barely allows to be called "stable" without it being
> taken for a joke regarding IMAP in general (just as an example it crashed on
> me thrice when trying to find you message on my inbox in order to answer
> it -it falsely went into my spam folder but that's a different story), but
> disconnected IMAP is simply beyond beareability. That's what I propose.
> Now the ball is on your roof. If you don't find this to be a proper solution,
> I invite *you* to outline a feasible workline, and I'll try to help you as
> far as I can in order to put it in practice.
No, i'm not uploading kmail with dIMAP turned off, this is not my decision
only (kde-kmail is maintained by a team). We already have discussed this and
we decided to keep dIMAP support. FWIW I'm not myself a kmail user currently,
but i rely on other members of the KDE team's decision.
This is free software, the ball is in the roof of everywhere, if you think an
application is shitty, try to help to upstream authors to fix this problem and
improve the application.
If you create a patch that solves this problem i will be delighted to apply
If you think my first answer was somehow tought, you may want to read about
problems with dIMAP in the Debian BTS and in the KDE bugzilla.