Third beta of KDE PIM Suite uses Akonadi
With KDE PIM Beta 3, version 4.4.93, the KDE Project developers have presented a development preview version of the Kontact personal information manager, which is built on the Akonadi framework for storing data. Originally, the integration of Akonadi was already planned for KDE 4.0, but it kept getting postponed. In version 4.4 of the desktop environment, the KDE address book is the first KDE PIM Suite application to use Akonadi.
Most components of the now released beta use Akonadi, including KDE's new KMail2 email application. The developers say that the final version will be released "when it is ready"; however, a final release is expected before the end of the year. In addition to the source code archive, users can also access tailored packages for openSUSE 11.2 and 11.3 as well as Fedora. Fedora users install their package from the kde-unstable repository.
As with all development releases, use in production environments and on mission critical systems is not advised. Users testing the release are encouraged to provide feedback and report any bugs that they encounter.
- Help Test the Next Generation of KDE's Kontact, a KDE news post.