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

On Mon, 2004-04-05 at 17:13 -0700, Chris Toshok wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-04-05 at 06:26 -0500, Larry Ewing wrote:
> > 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.  
> hm, right - unless we dynamically add pages to the dialog depending on
> the source type, which is kind of a gross idea.
> we have a bounty for a contact db backend.  what sort of information
> would we need for that?  db server hostname, port, database name, user
> password?  Assuming of course the schemas are hardcoded.
if the DB backend uses libgda, it will just need the name of the GDA
data source, and probably a button to allow the user to create it
(calling gnome-database-properties) if it's not created yet.


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