Re: [Evolution] contacts - People API vs. Contacts API

This has been bothering me for a while.  I use evolution (on ubuntu),
Android for phone and tablet and Outlook on windows 10.  They all sync
google contacts and calendars.  Which pretty much works.

Evolution/Google have been complaining for sometime about the contacts
versus people api use in evolution saying contact api is depricated.
 Google now say it is "sunsetted"  post June 2021 i.e. not saupported
 so I am not sure how it keeps working??  Looking at libgdata there is
some activity but it doesn't seem a hugely supported library and no
talk of moving to people api that I can see.

I have looked for an alternative but dont really want to go down the
microsoft/activesync route as it will involve effort and I dont really
trust microsoft not to pull up the drawbridge at some point.

a) Is there a move to support People API for evolution anywhere? And if
not will evolution stop accessing google contacts anytime soon?

b) Given what I am doing is there a better, longer term supported
solution?  (Though this is probably better in another post!)



    On Wed, 2021-11-24 at 08:55 +0100, Milan Crha via evolution-list
On Wed, 2021-11-24 at 08:20 +0100, Torsten Krah via evolution-list
since which version of evolution the People API is used for
the contacts of Google contacts?

evolution(-data-server) used libgdata to access Google Contacts. The
libgdata does not support the People API, thus the Google contacts
shown using the CardDAV interface the Google offers. That's built-in
sync 3.42.0 of the evolution-data-server. Unfortunately, the CardDAV
API is not that feature rich as the Contacts API.

You an setup a CardDAV book accessing: gmail com/lists/default/

The only tricky thing is to create such book, then find its
corresponding file under ~/.config/evolution/sources/ (for example by
searching the files for "carddav/v1/principals" (quotes for clarity
only) and change the [Authentication] Method=... to Method=Google

Then right-click the new book and pick Refresh. If that won't show
contacts, then use `evolution --force-shutdown` and start the

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