I was doing a bit of historical work today. While moving the content of the old KOrganizer home page to the Kontact web site I came across all kinds of interesting stuff of the past which I had completely forgotten.
It's the fifth time that I'm at Osnabrueck, always for the same reason, the KDE PIM meeting we hold each January since 2003. So now it's the fifth meeting and that's a small anniversary. As always the meeting is hosted by Intevation. Many thanks to them for doing this for five years in a row. It always has been great.
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.
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 into the 3.5 branch, but for now we have it only in the features branch for testing. So, please do test.
Feedback to [email protected] please. Not all of our new contributors are reading my blog.
In particular, this patch addresses the following bug reports (at least):
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.
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.
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.
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.