Re: [Evolution-hackers] PIM application suite

On Sun, 2004-04-18 at 22:58 +0200, Damien Sandras wrote:
> > > > 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. 
> > 
> > Using the E-D-S would also permit GnomeMeeting to use all the
> > datasources E-D-S knows about (via connectors, whatever...).  So
> > GnomeMeeting could see all the contacts in the corporate groupware
> > system.  Thats a usability improvement that would tempt me to burst into
> > song.
> > 
> The first step will be LDAP and the contacts part. I'm working on this
> since a few evenings ;)

I guess you would need only to support e-d-s API, that's all. You don't
need to write code specific to LDAP or local backends. Or did I
misunderstood what you meant?


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