Unlikely to happen because:
- Writing a sync service from 0 is a gigantic pain
- Akonadi is incredibly powerful and handles most of what anyone would need from a sync service
- Akonadi has a sensible and easy-to-use API that apps like Kalendar can leverage
- There is no alternative that uses KDE APIs that is under active maintenance
Not saying Akonadi doesn't have big issues, but it is a good base. It just needs more love -- love it hasn't really gotten!
Two factors were explicitly mentioned:
- complexity of the system (yeah, no kidding);
- less-than-great way that the project reacts to criticism (with ample examples of that in that thread).
If I find that thread, I'll link it here.
In terms of complexity, I partly agree here, though I also think proper documentation would go a long way to making things seem less impenetrable even without any technical changes. Yet writing documentation also required manpower, which as we have established is lacking in Akonadi development right now
@claucambra @musicmatze @kde @carlschwan anyway, my apologies for butting-in and ranting about Akonadi. I do have strong feelings about it, and they are based in personal experience and observing the project for a decade.
But you didn't sign up for this, and I should have kept this as a separate thread.
In no way should that make you feel bad, I'm sorry if it did. I appreciate anyone who is contributing code and working on FLOSS.
Certainly enough people have complained about it by now for us to be aware of the fact it has issues. Unfortunately what we need is to get more people working on a solution, and from my point of view that means fixing what we have and not starting back from square one.
Unfortunately, unlike Plasma since the 4.0 days, Akonadi hasn't really seen a concerted effort to address the large issues. Hopefully that will change sooner rather than later :)
Having a fully integrated and usable Kontact suite and a way to sync configuration between multiple devices are my only two painpoints with the ecosystem 😄
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