[Evolution-hackers] Re: Contact Editor UI changes

On Fri, 2004-04-16 at 03:44 -0500, Hans Petter Jansson wrote:
> I've committed the mostly finished UI changes to e-contact-editor.c. It
> works ok for me, but there are a few things still missing/broken:
> - Read-only state doesn't disable all widgets.
> - Some spewage on console.
> - Some warnings on compile.
> - Sometimes, the contact isn't loaded. I think this bug was there
>   prior to the changes, it's just more frequent now (must be timing
>   related).
> Some notes on implementation:
> - I can't preserve order for IM accounts, since they're stored in
>   one list per service in the backend (order can be preserved per
>   service, but not globally).
> - I kept the dropdown lists for phone numbers, since the backend
>   storage model didn't allow for treating them like e-mail
>   addresses; the location/type for an e-mail address is set as a
>   property of the address, but phone numbers are individual fields
>   (i.e. you can only have one of each type).
>   This is what I'm the most unhappy about, but I doubt we can do
>   much to fix it without breaking data format compatibility. I guess
>   making the dropdown lists regular optionmenus could be done,
>   for visual consistency, though.
> - When you edit a contact that has more e-mail addresses or IM 
>   accounts than can be displayed, and save it, the invisible items
>   will be dropped silently. Fixable, but not trivially so.

That'll definitely need fixing.  Can't we just, when saving the contact,
grab the list of email addresses/im accounts, and store out the first
4/3 respectively at the beginning of that list?


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