George Ruinelli | 4 Apr 02:43 2010
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How to run kmail (and Akonadi)

Dear all

I am looking forward to replace Outlook through Kmail at my working place, as 
I think kmail is much more efficient.

I installed KDE 4.4.0 stable with the latest gui installer.
Kmail seems to start fine, how ever I did not get Akonadi to work, as it did 
not find the MYSQL server.
After downloading it manually and extracting it into the right folder, this 
seems now to be ok, but it misses a default configuration.
Despite of that, Akonadi is not able to register on the D-BUS.
Do I have to start D-BUS daemon manually?

See below my error log.
It is a WIn XP PC with most recent updates.

George

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Akonadi Server Self-Test Report
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Test 1:  SUCCESS
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Database driver found.
Details: The QtSQL driver 'QMYSQL' is required by your current Akonadi server 
configuration and was found on your system.

File content of 'C:/Documents and 
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Fabian Aichele | 5 Apr 11:24 2010
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Win32 shell integration - kbuildsycoca4 enhancements

Hello!

After I seem to have made a mistake when applying for a KDE SVN account 
(resulting in the password I chose not being accepted), I'll send my 
kbuildsycoca4 enhancements as patch/diff, which I hope will find some 
interest among KDE for Windows users and developers. The code is in an alpha 
stage, and following restrictions still apply:

- Command line handling: Launching applications that require command line
arguments is far from reliable; I haven't managed to devise a proper
correspondence between KDE/freedesktop.org argument placeholders and the 
Win32
conventions for these.
- Icon extraction doesn't work yet for icons that are embedded as resources 
in
EXE or DLL files.
- The duplication of the hierarchical layout of the Windows start menu is 
still
imperfect.
- Integration into kbuildsycoca4 is still missing; the application I wrote 
still
needs to be run manually, and then kbuildsycoca4 must be run again with a
special command line switch (kbuildsycoca4 --with_win32).

Feedback is appreciated at any time!

With best regards,
Fabian Aichele
David Jarvie | 5 Apr 13:52 2010
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[Bug 232551] KAlarm Crash on start alarm, or "OK" press

https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=232551

David Jarvie <djarvie@...> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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            Version|KDE 4                       |MS Windows
         AssignedTo|djarvie@...             |staniek@...

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Tobias Stegmann | 5 Apr 16:27 2010
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Re: How to run kmail (and Akonadi)

Hey,

here is how I got Akonadi up and running on Win7 64 bit:

> Steps to get Akonadi up and running on Windows 7
> 
> Step 1 MySQL:
> Because the installer doesn't install the MySQL package and I can't figure
> out where to put the my.cnf after manual installation of this package:
> 
> * Download the MySQL MSI installer from 
http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/ 
> * Start the installer and follow its instructions.
> * Start the MySQL Configuration Wizard: Select standard configuration and
> install MySQL as service. Choose a password. Note: If you're running into
> problems here: Make sure there is no running mysql service and your
> firewall isn't blocking port 3306 for localhost. If the configuration of
> the security settings fails: Restart the wizard and leave the current
> password field empty.
> 
> * Start the MySQL Commandline Client and log in with your password.
> * Set up a new database, e.g. CREATE DATABASE akonadi CHARACTER SET utf8;
> 
> Step 2: Setting up files and XDG_DATA_DIRS:
> 
> * Create a new enviroment variable (somewhere in the deep of the Windows
> system control center) called XDG_DATA_DIRS with following content: C:
\Program Files (x86)\KDE;C:\Program Files (x86)\KDE\share 
> * Go to share\akonadi\agents of your KDE installation and add .exe to the 
Exec value in each .desktop file, e.g. Exec=akonadi_maildispatcher_agent.exe
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David Jarvie | 5 Apr 18:25 2010
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[Bug 232551] KAlarm Crash on start alarm, or "OK" press

https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=232551

David Jarvie <djarvie@...> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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                 CC|                            |djarvie@...
         AssignedTo|staniek@...             |kde-windows@...
         OS/Version|unspecified                 |MS Windows

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Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas | 5 Apr 23:58 2010
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KMid development

Hi,

This message is just to tell you that I've started the development of a  
Windows native backend for KMid. There are already working backends for Linux 
and Mac OSX at the repository (extragear/multimedia/kmid).

I've installed a mingw4 build environment in the winxp partition of my laptop, 
after solving a few minor problems, and now I can successfully compile kmid's 
SVN sources (there is a dummy test backend, just to get the UI working). The 
question is: do I need to try also the MS VisualC compiler? I would prefer to 
avoid it. Maybe is it possible to add KMid to the kdewin automated builds to 
get the compiler errors from MSVC?

Regards,
Pedro
Patrick Spendrin | 6 Apr 00:20 2010
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Re: KMid development


Am 05.04.2010 23:58, schrieb Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas:
> Hi,
> 
> This message is just to tell you that I've started the development of a  
> Windows native backend for KMid. There are already working backends for Linux 
> and Mac OSX at the repository (extragear/multimedia/kmid).
> 
> I've installed a mingw4 build environment in the winxp partition of my laptop, 
> after solving a few minor problems, and now I can successfully compile kmid's 
> SVN sources (there is a dummy test backend, just to get the UI working). The 
> question is: do I need to try also the MS VisualC compiler? I would prefer to 
> avoid it. Maybe is it possible to add KMid to the kdewin automated builds to 
> get the compiler errors from MSVC?

We could add a package to our emerge build scripts, and later also add
that to our build server. This would also mean that you could build kmid
on both mingw and msvc (which are not that different, so normally you
can build stuff on msvc too with only minor changes).

I will look into it later tonight or tomorrow and add an emerge target
at least.

> 
> Regards,
> Pedro

regards,
Patrick

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Patrick Spendrin | 6 Apr 02:41 2010
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Re: KMid development


Am 05.04.2010 23:58, schrieb Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas:
> Hi,
> 
> This message is just to tell you that I've started the development of a  
> Windows native backend for KMid. There are already working backends for Linux 
> and Mac OSX at the repository (extragear/multimedia/kmid).
> 
> I've installed a mingw4 build environment in the winxp partition of my laptop, 
> after solving a few minor problems, and now I can successfully compile kmid's 
> SVN sources (there is a dummy test backend, just to get the UI working). The 
> question is: do I need to try also the MS VisualC compiler? I would prefer to 
> avoid it. Maybe is it possible to add KMid to the kdewin automated builds to 
> get the compiler errors from MSVC?

Ok, I just looked into kmid building on msvc now and it seems that it
builds fine on windows. I added an emerge script already which can be
build with 'emerge kmid' (dependencies should be found for now). After
having built it, you must run kbuildsycoca4.
I just saw a warning about no write access to a dir somewhere in the
home directory which is very likely wrong. Afair, we just disabled such
checks on Windows.

I also added kmid to the build server now, so probably in about 24h the
first results will be there.
> 
> Regards,
> Pedro

regards,
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Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas | 6 Apr 13:59 2010
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Re: KMid development

On Tuesday, April 6, 2010, Patrick Spendrin wrote:
> Ok, I just looked into kmid building on msvc now and it seems that it
> builds fine on windows. I added an emerge script already which can be
> build with 'emerge kmid' (dependencies should be found for now). After
> having built it, you must run kbuildsycoca4.
> I just saw a warning about no write access to a dir somewhere in the
> home directory which is very likely wrong. Afair, we just disabled such
> checks on Windows.

I don't understand. Can you elaborate, please?

> I also added kmid to the build server now, so probably in about 24h the
> first results will be there.

Thanks!

Regards,
Pedro
Patrick Spendrin | 7 Apr 20:49 2010
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Possible Bug on Win7


Hi,

I just ran over a thread on the cygwin developer mailing list:

http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2010-04/msg00297.html

It probably applies to us as well, both in KDE as well as in the
kdewin-installer. The problem is that MoveFileEx doesn't work as
expected on Windows 7 anymore, so after reboot the in-Use-Files won't
have been replaced.

regards,
Patrick

Gmane