Re: [Evolution-hackers] local addressbook format ...

On Mon, 2004-02-23 at 15:24, Michael Meeks wrote:
> Hi there,
> 	So - I've recently been the victim of multiple loss of addressbook
> data; over the last ~year evolution has corrupted my data several times
> for no readily comprehensible reason.
> 	Is this something other people have experienced ? if so - is it thought
> to be an artefact of libdb ? and/or would we fare better with a plain
> text / VCARD type format for the address data ? (and/or does the switch
> to 2.0 migrate to a different format here). It seems the e-d-s
> transition gives us a fairly clean break for this sort of thing - but I
> guess the search logic might be too painful to write and using libdb
> makes this substantially easier ?

There is a plain text file backend in CVS but it was decided it couldn't
be finished and tested in time.

> 	Then again - is it possible it's due to multiple concurrent wombats
> running hitting my address data ? this my happen to me more regularly
> since I tend to killall -9 bonobo-activation-server - which might result
> in new children being spawned - what sort of locking is in-place to
> handle that case ? [ we can work harder in b-a-s to stop that being
> possible if this is the sum of it ].

There is no locking in place to handle this other than the de-facto
locking of using b-a-s, so this is a possible source of the problem.

JP Rosevear <jpr ximian com>
Ximian, Inc.

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