Re: Enabling About Me by default


On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 9:20 AM, Thomas Wood <thos gnome org> wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-02-12 at 08:50 -0500, William Jon McCann wrote:
>> Hey,
>> On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 6:07 AM, Thomas Wood <thos gnome org> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I'm wondering if it's time to enable the "About Me" capplet by default?
>> > It works fairly reliably and I think most distributions ship it. Does
>> > anyone know of a good reason that it should be disabled by default?
>> It's funny because while working on the branch I was thinking exactly
>> the opposite.  That tool is sort of in the very strange middle ground
>> of an addressbook record and a user account tool.  I don't think it
>> works very well.  Maybe it does ok on more fixed function devices but
>> it seems to fail on the desktop.
>> I think for setting up user accounts (even your own) the new accounts
>> tool is much better.  And for the other case, I think we need an
>> addressbook app in GNOME.  We talked about this at GNOME Summit this
>> year with the Telepathy team a bit.  I'd really like to have someplace
>> that has all my contacts in it, regardless of protocol.  Buddies,
>> emails, gmail, facebook friends, the works.  Ideally all the various
>> contacts for a person would be aggregated together.  This probably
>> requires plugins of some kind I think.  Anyway.  I think we need to
>> sit down and design what this should look like and get someone to
>> write it.  I'd really like this in GNOME 3 - but it is getting tight.
> I was gradually coming to the same conclusion as you, but doesn't
> Evolution provide the address book functionality that about-me or a
> separate contact application would provide?
> If you think we needed a separate address book application, there is
> always Contacts that could be picked up and to run with...

Oh, interesting.  I'm not sure I know that one.  That's different from
Ross' contacts applet I assume.  Do you have pointer to this?


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