[Libreoffice] Address Books

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jan 17 13:05:17 PST 2011

On 10/21/2010 12:32 AM, Sebastian Spaeth wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Oct 2010 09:20:15 +0200, Sebastian Spaeth wrote:
>> I just compiled current LibO on Linux and I also see the THunderbird
>> address book connection. I select it and what I get when trying to save
>> the database is a dialog box saying:
>>   "The connection to the data source "new database" could not be
>>   established. No Mozilla/Seamonkey Address Book exists."
> Actually one correction. I get the above dialog when selecting "File -> New
> Database" and in the database wizard select "Connect to
> existing database":"Mozilla address book".
> When going through "File->Wizards->Address data source", I get a slightly
> different selection of address book sources, among them
> "Mozilla/Netscape" and "Thunderbird".
> When selecting Mozilla/Netscape, I get the same error as above ("no
> Mozilla/Seamonkey address book exists"). when I select Thunderbird, I
> get to see my Thunderbird address books. So that would work in
> principle.
> But there are various things and inconsistencies: What is a
> Mozilla/Netscape address book? Browser bookmarks? And how does a
> "Mozilla" address book differ from a "Thunderbird" address book?
> And why did I see "Mozilla address book" but not "Thunderbird" address
> book in the new database wizard?
> Overall the whole thing is very puzzling and unintuitive.
> Sebastian

The issue with SeaMonkey address books has been fixed in OOo m97. See:

It would be great if this fix could be added to LO.

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