< PIMRevision as of 11:50, 7 January 2008 by Jstaniek (talk | contribs) (→Problem points)(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff) This page covers topics related to the MS Windows port of the KDE PIM suite. Note This page is work in progress started by jstaniek. Contents 1 Problem points 1.1 Maildir implementation in KMail 1.2 Integration into the Windows Explorer 1.2.1 RMB -> send via email 1.2.2 Detecting whether KMail is the default e-mail client 1.3 D'n'd from/to composer and from received mails into the file system 2 Notes 3 Links Problem points Maildir implementation in KMail It is to be expected, that the maildir implementation in kmail does not work on Windows' file system, since it uses the ":" character in file names. It also relies (as does maildir in general) on the atomicity of making a hardlink and then unlinking the original, to implement an atomic move. The implmentation used by akonadi (kdepim/maildir) relies on QFile in that regard, but it's unclear if rename is atomic on all platforms. jstaniek 12:50, 7 January 2008 (CET): Hard/soft links could be handled on Windows by altering the source code so that the "link" file is a text file itself and contains the target path. If we need atomic renames, Windows apparently lacks them, I have found pre-Vista blog which contains description on how to perform them in a messy but honest way (look at the very last "Write process (on Foo.txt)" version). There's also a way to recover from application/system crash during the pseudo-atomic operations (see the very last "Recovery from a crash during write" checklist). Integration into the Windows Explorer RMB -> send via email Detecting whether KMail is the default e-mail client This shall be also reused by others for KOrganizer and Konqueror. The solution is relatively simple modifications to the Windows Registry. D'n'd from/to composer and from received mails into the file system c'n'p support Notes The Windows port currently happens in branches/work/kdab-post-4.0 branch (kdepimlibs, kdepim modules), so it is better to check out this and not trunk directories. The branch is merged from time to time with the KDE trunk. Links The KDE on Windows Project Missing features of kdelibs for Windows - KDE PIM may depend on them Retrieved from "https://community.kde.org/index.php?title=PIM/MS_Windows&oldid=53848" Categories: PIMMS Windows Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.