KRes-migrator runs, starting Akonadi on a clean install (wastes 25 MB RAM)

Bug #542104 reported by Jonathan Thomas on 2010-03-19
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
kdepim-runtime (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: kdepim-runtime

As it stands, the default KDE addressbook resource is a traditional .vcf file. This means that even on a clean install the KRes migrator will pop up on the first startup to convert this to an akonadi resource. This behavior presents an unnecessary dialog to the default install, cluttering the desktop. It also starts the entire akonadi stack for the purpose of running the migrator, wasting ~25-30 MB of RAM to convert this empty standard addressbook to an empty akonadi addressbook. It's a real detriment to the booting experience for KDE, and would be an excellent way to reduce the initial RAM usage of the default desktop.

Changed in kdepim-runtime (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
milestone: none → ubuntu-10.04-beta-2
Changed in kdepim-runtime:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Jonathan Riddell (jr) on 2010-03-19
tags: added: kubuntu
summary: - KRes migrator pops up on clean install, wastes 25 MB RAM
+ KRes-migrator runs, starting Akonadi on a clean install (wastes 25 MB
+ RAM)
Changed in kdepim-runtime (Ubuntu Lucid):
importance: Undecided → Low
Janet (bugzilla-kerridis) wrote :

You lucky one got the converter started! Though it would be unnecessary if the default addressbook type would be set to akonadi, this is better than nothing. I got nothing, no converter on my installs. Kmail just didn't find the entries I made in kaddressbook after installation. No hint at all why. But the behaviour described by you and the behaviour described by me obviously have the same culprit. So the default addressbook type really should be an akonadi resource, and if it is just to not cause newbies headaches on trying to find out why their contacts are not accessible when they want to write a new mail.

Jonathan Riddell (jr) on 2010-04-08
Changed in kdepim-runtime (Ubuntu Lucid):
milestone: ubuntu-10.04-beta-2 → ubuntu-10.04
Jonathan Riddell (jr) on 2010-04-23
Changed in kdepim-runtime (Ubuntu Lucid):
milestone: ubuntu-10.04 → none
Changed in kdepim-runtime:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

Closing in favor of upstream report.

no longer affects: kdepim-runtime (Ubuntu Lucid)
Changed in kdepim-runtime (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
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