Alex Schuster posted on Tue, 20 Mar 2012 21:57:38 +0100 as excerpted:
I am having a few strange interactions here with KDE4.8.1 i use claws
mail for the simple reason Kmail has caused me too much hassle recently
Me too, for daily use. For encrypted mails or local folders I still use
KMail. Or when Claws crashes after sending a mail like now.
Claws-mail all the way, here. I dumped that akonadi abomination and
along with it (Gentoo) USE=semantic-desktop entirely, like the scourge it
turned out to be to my system!
all was well untill the update to KDE 4.8.1 then every time
i send a mail it closes claws down if i open a compose window then
think dont bother and close the window the entire claws vanishes Claws
mail is version 3.8.0 on Arch Linux as in sig block below
Exactly the same happens here on Gentoo Linux since this morning. I am
running 4.8.1 since two weeks ago, but there was an update to 4.8.1-r1
three days ago, and I did not log out of KDE since today. But there was
also an update to Xorg yesterday, from 1.11.4 to 1.12.0.
Absolutely no such issues, here (also on Gentoo, ~amd64/no-multilib FWIW,
with the kde, x11 and mozilla overlays). I too have the xorg-server
1.12.0 update, kde 4.8.1, etc. One big difference, however, would be
that I've disabled semantic-desktop entirely, and don't have kdepim or
akonadi or any of that stuff on the system.