Open Bug 300892 Opened 16 years ago Updated 6 years ago
Ability to retrieve full list from LDAP by default when choosing an LDAP server
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.7.9) Gecko/20050712 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.7.9) Gecko/20050712 In corporate environment users often need to retrieve full list of contacts from corporate LDAP server. Now they are forced to enter "@" on search field. It would be cool to give them ability to view full list directly after choosing LDAP server in "Select Address" window or in Address Book. Same feature would be cool for Application Suite. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
This ought to already work via the "default query" thing (at least that's how I understand it), but that seems to be broken. Definetely important IMHO, but I think this is less of an enh but at least minor.
I have an intermittent and very slow LDAP connection. The way LDAP addresses are handled exacerbates my problems. I would like Thunderbird to cache my LDAP address book. On the first LDAP search (after starting Thunderbird) I would like Thunderbird to renew the cache of all addresses. Then when I select the LDAP address book, Thunderbird would immediately display the cached addresses. I could then scroll to the address I want and select it. If I enter a search pattern, then Thunderbird should filter the display of cached addresses, run an LDAP query in the background (the current behaviour) and update the cache with any new addresses found. If the query fails, I would still have the cached addresses available. It should be possible to turn this behaviour (caching) on and off with a checkbox on the Directory Server Properties dialog box.
Harvey, I agree with you but LDAP caching seems to be a separate issue. See bug 126449, if it isn't what you want, fill a new bug.
The extension "Contacts Sidebar" makes it possible to see full list from LDAP by default, so i think that it should be possible to integrate it by defaut in thunderbird .... http://jpeters.no-ip.com/extensions/?page=tb_cs
I vote, that there should be quite simple and natural possibility to display all ldap entries by entering a star (*) into filter or just pressing enter.
"Contacts Sidebar" is obsolete and not maintained anymore. TB seems to be the only client that does not support showing, and selecting from, the whole address book.
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