On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 11:51 PM, David Edmundson <david@davi...> wrote: > My point is it's only a few, 6 is on the high end. Migrating this is > significantly less important than 1000s of emails. It's simply not > worth the time for the reward. 6 accounts would take you less than 5 > minutes to set up in KDE Telepathy. > Particularly as we create "Facebook" or "Gmail" accounts, not just > "Jabber" like you see in Kopete, so there's not a percect 1-1 mapping, > only hacks so it probably would break in a large amount of cases > anyway.
That seems majorly inconvenient TBH, I for one do care quite a bit about my logs :( And I certainly would about my metacontacts, I had them set up at some point but some upgrade years ago broke my contacts database and all was lost... oh boy that was quite the sad day, I was furious. So I appreciate the technical difficulty, however I personally feel uneasy about telling our users that we have a new cool system, except all the stuff they did in the old system will not be immediately usable in it.
I remember a time when that happend not to long ago, and I recall KDE and all distros getting quite the beating for it.
Loss of data is never fun. I agree that emails by and large are objectively more important than IM data, I am not so sure if they are subjectively though. If someone spent hours bringing their kopete into shape by creating metacontacts and now all that was gone they are bound be unhappy, to say the least (talking from experience here).