ml.mildred593 at online.fr
Thu Jan 31 11:00:13 PST 2008
Address book is a topic close to my heard, probably because it is one
if the major issues I find on modern free desktops.
If you stay with GNOME and KDE, each of them has a different
incompatible solution, and I don't like that. Everyone already managed
to agree on some others parts of the desktop, but not the address
I think what we need is a standard dBUS API that could easily
implemented by any address book program/server, and a way to start the
preferred address book when an application needs to access it.
I heard that dBUS was already able to start a service on demand, and I
just wonder if it is possible to make it start the preferred address
book (and not just the default one).
Knowing which application can open a file (given its mime type)
according to the user likings is/will be done with the MIME Actions
I haven't read it yet, but I wonder if there is a way to expand it so
it can not only match an application for a mime type, but also match an
application for any abstract type.
In this case, it would match an address book dBUS server. But it could
also be used to identify a preferred web browser, or text editor ...
But I think it is a problem discussed in a recent thread, so I'll stop
Well, these are my thoughts, hope they may be useful.
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