Re: [Fwd: Proposing new external dependency for Empathy: libfolks]

On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 6:11 AM, Matthias Clasen
<matthias clasen gmail com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 5:07 AM, Frederic Peters <fpeters gnome org> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> It arrived late and was limited to the release team, but as we didn't
>> announce module decisions yet, if you have any comment on this
>> proposal for a new external dependency, please speak up.
> I would like to know how this will fit with the gnome3 user experience
> ideas; will it become the backend for a desktop-wide contacts
> application ? Has this been discussed with the evolution guys ?

I can't seem to find specific documentation on the Gnome 3 user
experience ideas. Is there a unifying document I can refer to?

Like Xavier said, the initial plan is for it to work well for Empathy.
That will make that foundation reasonably solid before expanding it
desktop-wide. The plan is to add e-d-s as the first writable back-end,
though I don't have an specific plans to make a stand-alone
address-book application. It would certainly be possible (and should
be relatively easy, after we have a writable back-end).

I haven't discussed this with the evolution team, as we haven't gotten
to the point of adding a writable back-end. But e-d-s was certainly
the first one we had in mind (to integrate well with the rest of the


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