Re: [Evolution-hackers] creating new calendars, contact groups, and task groups

On Tue, 2004-03-30 at 16:51 -0500, Anna M Dirks wrote:
> Greetings all. 
> The purpose of this mail is to solicit feedback from you about a
> possible redesign of the tools used to add new groups of contacts, new
> groups of tasks, and new calendar in Evolution 2.0.
> Currently, all of these things are configured using wizards. This
> approach is inappropriate, because in most cases there is very little
> information required to add a new group -- so that adding one using a
> wizard takes significantly more time (and mouse clicks) than is
> necessary.  
> I propose that replace these wizards with a set of simple dialogs. 

As I sat down to implement this I noticed this change may end up causing
us problems in the future.  With the druid based approach if a new
evolution-data-server backend is added then we'd simply need to add the
new source type to the type selector on the first druid page and replace
the subsequent druid pages with controls the backend provided.  With the
new plan of simple dialogs I don't see how we could add new types in the
future if the options they need don't match the options of the current
sources exactly.  

Do we have a plan to deal with this?  Should I hold off on the
implementation until we've had time to consider it?


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