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Re: [kde-linux] KNotes Migration Tool: ARGH!!!!

On 07/30/2014 07:42 AM, Thomas Tanghus wrote:
On Wednesday 30 July 2014 02:08 James Tyrer wrote:
On 07/29/2014 01:55 PM, Thomas Tanghus wrote:
On Monday 28 July 2014 22:51 James Tyrer wrote:
I really don't care if (some of) the developers hate me because I am too
much like Steve Jobs.  I was born that way.  I just think that this
stuff should work correctly before it escapes into the wild instead of
being like Ebola -- a nightmare for users.

What am I supposed to do with the: KNotes Migration Tool?



Specifically note that this is not V.x.0.  I know better than to even
install that.  I figure, however, that if a major screw up was allowed
to slip into the ".0" that by ".2" that it will either be fixed or
removed.  WRONG.

and distribution

Linux from Scratch is a distribution.


Sorry, didn't notice that in your sig.

info would probably help.
Might be related to https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=333640

Did you read the above mentioned report?

I have now read through the Bug Report.  It is interesting.

All that I can report is that I do have migrated Notes in what appears to be the correct place in $HOME/.local/share/notes as described in the Bug Report. However I don't know how to get them to work with KNotes. However, KNotePad will open them and they do appear to be my notes.

It said that it would take a quite a while to run.  Well, it has been
running about 6 hours (AMD 4400+) and it has eaten _ALL_ my alarms from

KAlarm and KNotes are different apps.

Yes, but they both have *.ics files.  I was rather surprised when I saw
pop up messages about KAlarm when it was supposedly migrating KNotes
files.  I tried this again and apparently it was just a coincidence.

For me it helped killing and restarting KAlarm.

Didn't help.

I find that I still have the old files.  Removing the new Akondi files
and restarting KDE restored my alarms.  But only once.  Perhaps I was
lucky or perhaps it was because there were active alarms pending.

I also can report that my old alarms mysteriously reappeared after I restarted KDE more than once.

Also, I think that it was just a coincidence that I was receiving error messages about the alarms while the KNote migrator was running.

I am still getting KAlarm error message pop up windows occasionally.

So, basically, now I have two applets that I found useful that don't
work.  This is not what a user should expect on a STABLE release.

Try to run knotes-migrator again. If that doesn't help, you'd better ask at

I will try the KDEPIM-Users list. Perhaps someone can tell me how to configure KNotes by hand.

James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch
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