Re: [Evolution-hackers] PIM application suite

On Sun, 2004-04-18 at 19:49 +0200, Damien Sandras wrote:
> Le dim, 18/04/2004 �3:44 -0400, JP Rosevear a �it : 
> > > Yes, and I agree that having one separate application to manage the
> > > contacts in all apps would be better. 
> > > 
> > > I'm currently forced to have an internal address book in GnomeMeeting,
> > > because I don't want to tell people that they have to install the whole
> > > Evolution "suite" to be able to manage their GnomeMeeting contacts. 
> > > 
> > > Conclusion, there is effort duplication : Evolution and GnomeMeeting
> > > will both have their own address book (sharing the same backend which is
> > > better) when there could be only one specialized program to do it.
> > 
> > This was the purpose of e-d-s, don't confuse the UI of the app with the
> > data storage mechanism.  The gnome meeting guys are already looking at
> > using the e-d-s data storage mechanism.  Whether the gui part is in
> I'm the "GnomeMeeting guys" ;)

Aha!  I thought i recognized the name, but i just woke up :-).

> > Evolution or a separate app makes little difference.
> > 
> Perhaps psychological. If we tell to our users "you don't have a local
> address book in the GnomeMeeting UI, but you can use the GNOME Contacts
> software to manage your GnomeMeeting contacts", it will be ok. However,
> if we tell them they have to run and install Evolution to manage their
> GnomeMeeting contacts, I think they won't accept it.
> That doesn't disturb me to have our own address book in GM, but I think
> it would perhaps be better if we were using an external soft, and not
> only an external backend. 

I think it is purely psychological.  Is there much difference between
saying "install GNOME Contacts" or "install Evolution"?

JP Rosevear <jpr ximian com>
Novell, Inc.

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