Re: vcard-integration for gnome

I was just about to make the same comment.  The difference here and in
what I was just mentioning is that all these neat little tricks should
be evolution-independant.  You should be able to drop in some other app
in place of evolution and have this stuff work anyway.

On Sat, 2003-11-22 at 14:48, Fred Smith wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-11-22 at 14:53, Darko Obradovic wrote:
> > So, as potential user of the functionality, any comments to the points  
> > I made? :)
> Well, it seems that some other group at has been working on
> this type of functionality too, or at least has identified it as
> something that gnome needs.
> In fact, it seems that someone could make a tidy sum of money for a
> single, centralized gnome address book system that integrated with
> evolution, gaim, gnome-meeting, MrProject, and gnome-vfs.
> Personally, this type of a system, as well as a centralized calendar and
> bookmarks database, is something I'd *love* to see in gnome. I'd also
> like to see something lighter than evolution used to manage the various
> databases.  The data formats that evolution already uses on the backend
> are standard;  ical for the calendar, vcards for the contacts database,
> etc. 
> Perhaps we can take some cues from the KDE people, but in the reverse
> direction.  They integrated KMail, Kalendar, and all the other
> components into a single PIM application.  Couldn't the various
> Evolution components be placed inside a (bonobo? wombat? i'm not sure
> which component does what) wrapper that turned them into separate
> applications?
> -Fred

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