Standard for address books ?
ml.mildred593 at online.fr
Wed Nov 28 13:26:51 PST 2007
I wonder if it could be possible to elaborate a standard to let all
applications on current free desktops share the same address book ?
For example it would permit to share the same contacts between for
Why this is important ? because I don't ant to open my MUA to search
for phone numbers, because I think my jabber client should be
integrated with my address book, ...
I know that actually KDE have a central address book that can be used by
all KDE applications, but I would like to have this possibility with
all applications and not to be forced in any way.
For example we could imagine a standard (and extensible) database using
for example LDIF and stored in ~/.local/share/addresses/ And then we
could configure every software to use this database (or not).
I would like to see the same things with Mails (be able to switch MUA
without loosing all the mails in local folders), but I think it is more
important to start with contacts. Moreover, you don't change your MUA
So what do you think ?
Maybe my idea of a shared database is not really good, but I don't see
something else. If you have any ideas, please share.
Also, if a such standard exists, I didn't find it (and it is obviously
not applied), please give me pointers.
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