Re: folks and gnome-contacts are going to make your lives miserable

On Tue, 2011-09-06 at 23:42 +0200, Luca Ferretti wrote:
> 2011/9/5 Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com>:
> >> > BTW I haven't yet checked if this was reported, but I noticed on a
> >> > fresh user you have to start evolution at least one time in order to
> >> > have contacts listed in gnome-contacts.
> >>
> >> This is a known issue and is due to the fact that address book sources
> >> (particularly, the ones coming from GOA) in EDS are managed by
> >> Evolution, rather than by EDS itself. Evolution has to be started at
> >> least once to grab accounts from GOA and push them into EDS.
> <snap>
> > Yes, this is right, and unfortunate. Matthew Barnes is working on fixing
> > this but it will not really happen until 3.4.
> If so, IMHO we should add by now a (ugly and annoying, I know) message
> or dialog on first startup. A do-nothing application is not useful :(

Yeah, i file a bug about this:

It might be possible to just start evolution by ourselves in this case
with some flag that makes it not show anything to the user (yet still do
the addressbook setup). We need to look into that.

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