APR
22
2007

KMail Hacking Day1

The first KMail hacking day is coming to a close. It has been a fun time -- working with many oldtime PIMsters and several new contributors as well. I noticed that KOrganizer was getting a little attention too.

APR
20
2007

KMail Hacking Days

This weekend we PIMsters are having a virtual meeting on #kontact; hopefully to give a lot of love to KMail for a potential KDE 4.0 release. Most of the KDE PIM applications are in dire need of attention and, in their current state, have almost no hope of being part of a KDE 4.x release.

JAN
10
2007

Not for Hire

In response to the wonderful people who Want to Give Away Some Money, I am now formally announcing that I will gratefully accept donations/compensation to my PayPay account (awinterz AT earthlink DOT net). And I will thank you, even if you don't ask for thanks.

NOV
7
2006

Partial, Temporary Freeze

Based on past experience we can project the KDE 3.5.6 tagging about 1 month from now.

So, today I put a freeze on any new features in the KDE PIM Features Branch -- the stuff I have been babbling about non-stop of late. We can still test bug fixes in this branch. But we need to put our efforts into finishing off and polishing the existing new goodies (KMail templates, custom tagging, TOFU, HTML signatures, ...). And negotiate with the developers over which of the goodies we will move into the 3.5 branch for the 3.5.6 release. And hope that the translators don't mind the new strings.

NOV
6
2006

Addressees in the KDE PIM Features Branch

Thanks to Christian we have a bunch of clean-ups in the way KMail's addressee and recipient editors work. This new code will probably be fast-tracked[1] into the 3.5 branch, but for now we have it only in the features branch for testing. So, please do test.

Feedback to kmail-devel@kde.org please. Not all of our new contributors are reading my blog.

In particular, this patch addresses the following bug reports (at least):

NOV
3
2006

TOFU in KDE-PIM Features Branch

Yesterday Pradeepto added the TOFU (an acronym for something in German) feature to KMail in the KDE-PIM Features Branch. TOFU provides top-posting -- see the "Insert signatures above quoted text" option in KMail's Composer configuration -- as well as composer window edit options for: Prepend Signature; Append Signature; and Insert Signature at Cursor Position.

OCT
29
2006

Custom Templates for KMail

Thanks to Dmitry, the KMail in the $SVN/branches/work/kdepim-3.5.5+ branch now can do Custom Templates. Look in the KMail configuration, under the Composer page where you'll see a "Custom Templates" tab.

OCT
28
2006

Thanks Bug Squashers!

I just stood back and watched in awe today. Bug Squashers from all over the world came to the rescue of the PIM developers on #kde-bugs. Over 100 bugs gone. Wow! The Bug Triage Days are a fantastic idea and a wonder to behold.

OCT
26
2006

HTML Signature in KDE-PIM Features Branch

As we (Dmitry and Johnathan) work out the new templates bugs and use cases, I decided to apply a patch provided by Jason Keirstead from more than 1.5 years ago that would satisfy one of our most requested KMail features: HTML Signatures.

OCT
24
2006

More KDE-PIM Features

In today's exciting episode of "The KDE-PIM Features Branch" we have

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