Re: improving the Evolution addressbook conduit

----- Original Message -----
From: Matt Davey
Time: 22-08-08 15:52
> Hi Alex,
> On Fri, 2008-08-22 at 05:06 -0700, Alex Lancaster wrote:
>>>>>>> "MD" == Matt Davey  writes:
>> MD> I'm beginning to take a look at the Evolution conduits, and have
>> MD> started with the addressbook conduit.
>> MD> I'm aiming to start by fixing some data corruption bugs that have
>> MD> annoyed me for a while.  An early win is fixing the 'other' field
>> MD> bug: There are
>> MD> several other bugs that need fixing and lead to data rot.  Once
>> MD> that is out of the way I'll look at adding support for ContactsDB
>> MD> and the 'new' fields such as birthdays and photos.  Support for
>> MD> ContactsDB will require some limited new API on the gnome-pilot
>> MD> side.
>> Won't this require some changes on the pilot-link level to talk to
>> ContactsDB?  I seem to recall from a posting by David Desrosiers some
>> time back that there was some initial work done in pilot-link but that
>> is currently incomplete.  
> I haven't yet looked in detail at the pilot-link support.  The basics
> are there, which might be sufficient.  At one stage jpilot had better
> Contacts support and I'm not sure if that's all been rolled in to
> pilot-link.  We'll have to check that out. Also, we'll have to decide
> whether to have backwards compatibility for pilot-link versions that
> don't support ContactsDB.  That would complicate the code but it's
> usually worth the trouble. 

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