Re: ThreePointOne: Contacts

On 19 April 2011 11:27, Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-04-19 at 11:43 +0200, daniel g. siegel wrote:
>> another very important point is synchronisation. together with salomon
>> sickert we thought about how to solve this problem. basically we came up
>> with the idea of a self-replicating backend, like couchdb. if we then
>> could add support to the contact apps of other computer/devices like a
>> n900 or android, we would get synchronisation and conflict management
>> for free.
>> then there is also the idea of having a webservice for the gnome
>> contacts app, where you can access your contacts over the internet.
>> we are very interested in your opinions about this!
> I don't know really. Synchronization is a tricky subject, with complex
> protocols and risk for merge problems. Its almost always a source of
> weird problems. I don't think we want to have synchronization as some
> core part of the design.
> On the other hand, its important that there is some level of support for
> synchronizing contacts with e.g. phones. So, I guess we need to think
> about where it fits in.

If you start to talk about synchronisation, please talk to Patrick
Ohly <patrick ohly gmx de>.  He maintains SyncEvolution that is
probably the only working PIM syncing tool that I know of, and it's
totally non-trivial.


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