Standard for address books ?

Jamie McCracken jamiemcc at
Wed Feb 20 17:18:27 PST 2008

On Wed, 2008-02-20 at 18:04 -0700, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Wednesday 28 November 2007, Ross Burton wrote:
> > central database file isn't a solution, because it doesn't give you
> > change notifications.
> well, that depends on the precise system you are using for storage of course.
> > KDE has a system I've forgotten the name of.
> akonadi; it's not just for KDE, either. in fact, Andrew Cowie presented about 
> it at L.C.A. at the Gnome Miniconf the other week. 
> akonad does address and calendaring, but it also does mail (pop, imap, etc). 
> essentially it's the entire groupware data stack separated from a gui. it's 
> designed to be very scalable, has a plugin arch making it very extensible and 
> also supports external indexing (inc metadata) of received data e.g. into 
> nepomuk stores (as opposed to the external tool indexing the files after the 
> fact)

surely tracker/nepomuk/other xesam storage engine are the future of the
address book? 

IMO there is no need for further abstraction or more daemon bloatware.

Generic metadata storage suitable for above will be specified in xesam 2


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