Re: [Evolution-hackers] PIM application suite

On Mon, 2004-04-19 at 22:51 -0400, Local wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-04-18 at 19:49 +0200, Damien Sandras wrote: 
> > > > 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 was actually thinking about sending a mail to the list about this
> particular topic so I'll throw in my .02
> I've been poking at planner e-d-s integration today and yesterday and it
> occurred to me that alot of applications (ideally) are going to need
> basic gui access to e-d-s.  It seems to make sense to use consistent
> dialogs across applications for things like:
> Choosing one or more calendars from the list available.
> Searching the address book, and displaying results.
> Selecting contacts from the list.
> modifying all data types
> etc.
> most of these exist in evolution, it makes more sense to have a set of
> useful e-d-s interface dialogs in a separate lib maybe?
yes, some of the widgets in Evo should probably be public for other apps
to use them. Not sure if as part of e-d-s or as part of evolution, as
they are now.

> My current line of thinking is to use the glade files directly
> from /usr/.../1.5/glade/.
ugh, that's a bad idea, if the glade file changes, you'll be screwed.


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