After a long time, took time to upgrade one of my systems to Fedora Core 6. I did the xen based installation, which now comes by default with FC6. One problem which I faced was that the system would hang, with monitor going to off mode, while booting. A bit of google and found the reason - seems like some bug with xorg was causing the monitor to go to a weird state. I updated the xorg* packages using yum and every thing was back to normal.
I have been searching for an easy way to migrate my kmail mails to thunderbird. Have been using thunderbird for imap based stuff a lot, but not in daily use. Now I have decided to use thunderbird by default because of the search speed it gives. The FAQ at thunderbird site did say about converting maildir (format which kmail by default stores the mails) to mbox (which thunderbird stores mails) using the kmail application. But now after the new install, there is no more kmail on the system...oops.. now what.. Well more googlies.. and I figured out that maildir2mbox tool which apparently comes with qmail can be used. But then I was looking for an out-of-the-box solution. Finally came across this link: http://www.systemsaligned.com/content/view/18/19/
. The site offers a script built over the maildir2mbox binary. The good part is it also provides that binary for download. I did some experiments with my TO-CC filtered folder and it seems to be working pretty nicely. So lets see.. in the coming days I will do kmail to thunderbird migration of more folders.