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Akonadi sprint notes

  • Roadmap?
  • Multiple resources
  • Profiling krss using real data and optimization
  • How to represent tagged items in the UI?
  • Can we share model code with Stephen's new (item) models?
  • Feed* -> Feed::Id? - Dmitry, almost done
  • Flattening the Feed class Hierarchy? - done
  • Expiry
  • Trash?
  • Filtering
  • Icons (see below)

Akonadi wishlist:

  • Batch jobs
  • Search

Needs research

  • What are possible settings for the resource?
  • Read up on OPML/RSS/Atom spec (+ on the itunes podcast extension so we can set appropriate attributes; other extensions?)
  • Possible Nepomuk RSS ontology (I found one on the web, not sure if it's correct)


  • Akonadi (default) tag provider (Dmitry, in process) - done
  • Use Tag class everywhere (Dmitry, in process) - done
  • Refactor the chain: KRss::Item should hold Akonadi::Item which in turn should hold KRss::ItemPayload (as payload) and make the RSS serializer plugin work with KRss::ItemPayload instead of KRss::Item (Dmitry) - done
  • Finish the virtual RSS resource for managing virtual/search RSS feeds (Dmitry. The code floats around somewhere on my disk. There were two blockers on the Akonadi side - the DBus deadlocks and support for link/unlink jobs - which are finally resolved)
  • Proper handling of icons in feed/item/tag classes (Dmitry)
  • Replace the hard-coded values with consts ("application/rss+xml" and so on) (Dmitry)
  • Use stl algorithms instead of Q_FOREACH (Dmitry)
  • Split the item into 2 parts: Headers and Content (Dmitry) - done
  • If the resource was not configured by the user (for example when migrating the feedlist from Akregator) create a new OPML file in the default location (somewhere in .kde/share/apps/) - done
  • BUG: when configuring the resource, tags are not imported from the OPML document (maybe it makes sense to have an option 'Import categories and folders as tags')
  • Make TreeNode public and pass it around by shared_ptr and kill AbstractFeed* classes - done
  • Don't use Akonadi IDs in the public interfaces - done
  • Replace Akonadi::ItemFetchScope with our own ItemFetchScope
  • BUG: Make the Akonadi RSS (de)serializer plugin more reliable wrt empty items - done
  • BUG: content of the item gets erased when attaching a tag to it
  • Fine-tune monitoring as it affects the performance of the library a lot
  • Add FetchFeedJob test
  • Add ExportOpmlJob test
  • ItemDeleteJob should only mark items as deleted and probably hardlink them into 'Trash' virtual collection

Long-term project goals

  • Port Akregator to this framework
  • Create a generic RSS Akonadi resource that allows to easily add other types of RSS sources (RSS feeds from an Openchange server, online feed readers)
  • Implement an RSS resource for the online reader
  • Get KDE4/Akonadi/this RSS framework up and running on my N800 so I can *finally* read feeds everywhere and sync them via

Akonadi wishlist

Now at the core TODO-List

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