Re: gnome-about-me

You're getting it the wrong way around I think:

On Mon, 1 Aug 2005, Adam Skobel wrote:

> I was looking through the new features of gnome 2.12 and looking at
> gnome-about-me and looking to see how it could be used to make the
> gnome desktop better, and realized that its asking for some
> information it already knows and isn't asking other basic
> information...
> Basically, the two things its asking me that I don't see a reason for
> is my email addresses, which Evolution already knows, my instant
> messenger IDs, which Gaim knows (also it strikes me as a bit odd that

I think (but my guess is as good as any) that the intention here is to
have evolution use the information you provide here.
Gaim doesn't use gconf, so that's a different story altogether

> gnome-about-me labels the AIM field as AIM/iChat, I've never seen it
> labeled with iChat before, since iChat is just a program which happens
> to also support Jabber, so that label is confusing and makes no
> sense).
> Another thing that struck me as odd on it is that it doesn't ask me
> for my name at all! The name is what would actually be useful
> information. An example of its use would be in gaim to automatically

But it *DOES* know your name! It's in /etc/passwd! (or in LDAP; anyway
the point is that there are existing UNIX API's to get that information)

> make my alias my name (just an idea, I'm sure you can see its
> usefulness).
> -- Adam


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