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Add-on to access evolution-data-server back-end...

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Status

Thunderbird
General
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enhancement
UNCONFIRMED
9 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: Morgan Read, Unassigned)

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unspecified
Bug Flags:
blocking-thunderbird3 -
wanted-thunderbird3 -

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Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv:1.8.1.10) Gecko/20071128 Fedora/2.0.0.10-2.fc8 Firefox/2.0.0.10
Build Identifier: version 2.0.0.9 (20071115)

It's biggie.

Evolution does a lot, integration with MS, Novell etc and tight integration with gnome.

But... I need not digress

So, how about the best of both worlds - a T'bird that is able to make use of the good features of evolution?

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.na
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Actual Results:  
Disappointing integration with gnome
Can't access MS Exchange Server
Can't access Novell GroupWise
Etc

Expected Results:  
For example, I'd like the my Lightning info to show up in gnome clock applet

Comment 1

9 years ago
Evolution-Data-Server (EDS) is the standard common addressbook and calendar for the Gnome environment. It's intended to be the common database for all e-mail, calendar, voip, IM, and other clients.

Thunderbird really does need to get on board and offer address book integration with EDS.

http://www.go-evolution.org/EDS_Architecture
Would be nice to see Thunderbird save to both Google Calendar and provide this via EDS. Then GNOME's clock would show me the tasks and event ^^ .

Comment 3

9 years ago
EDS allows to sync with Palm devices!
I currently have no simple way to sync my Palm with Thunderbird + Lightning on my linux station...
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(In reply to comment #3)
> EDS allows to sync with Palm devices!
> I currently have no simple way to sync my Palm with Thunderbird + Lightning on
> my linux station...

<http://kb.mozillazine.org/PalmSync_%28Thunderbird%29>.

(In reply to comment #2)
> Would be nice to see Thunderbird save to both Google Calendar and provide this
> via EDS. Then GNOME's clock would show me the tasks and event ^^ .

Bug 428265 or bug 410076.

The question here is whether this bug is for making Mozilla able to read evolution address books... or making Mozilla an actual EDS provider.

I am not a driver, but as 3.0b1 freeze is hours away, there's no need to request. Probably not blocking-3.0, not sure about wanted-3.0. This is far from a trivial task.
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3.0b1?

Comment 5

9 years ago
Not a blocker, and not a priority for tb3, unless someone happens submit a patch.
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Comment 6

8 years ago
(In reply to comment #4)
> (In reply to comment #3)
> > EDS allows to sync with Palm devices!
> > I currently have no simple way to sync my Palm with Thunderbird + Lightning on
> > my linux station...
> 
> <http://kb.mozillazine.org/PalmSync_%28Thunderbird%29>.

That link provides info only for Windows TB/Palm sync...

See for linux: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mozilla2:Device_Sync:Platforms#Mozilla2:Device_Sync:Platforms:Linux

Opensync is currently is only "available" option, wich is in hard dev.

Comment 7

8 years ago
This feature is much needed!

this post on gnome-panel upstream is related:
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=171871#c12

Comment 8

7 years ago
I would really appreciate better integration into GNOME

Comment 9

6 years ago
I think that Evolution Mirror Add-on is exactly what this bug ask for:
"Mirrors calendars to Evolution Database Server to allow them to be viewed through the gnome clock applet"
See https://addons.mozilla.org/fr/thunderbird/addon/evolution-mirror/
(In reply to comment #9)
> I think that Evolution Mirror Add-on is exactly what this bug ask for:
> "Mirrors calendars to Evolution Database Server to allow them to be viewed
> through the gnome clock applet"
> See https://addons.mozilla.org/fr/thunderbird/addon/evolution-mirror/

Not quite... that only does *calendars*; this is about the general mail/addressbook backends.

Comment 11

6 years ago
(In reply to comment #9)
> I think that Evolution Mirror Add-on is exactly what this bug ask for:
> "Mirrors calendars to Evolution Database Server to allow them to be viewed
> through the gnome clock applet"
> See https://addons.mozilla.org/fr/thunderbird/addon/evolution-mirror/

Certainly this is better than nothing (and thanks for the tip), but not what I would hope for. Having Calendar (and yes, Addressbook as well) shared with other Gnome applications (ekiga, pidgin).
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Comment 12

6 years ago
(In reply to comment #9)
I agree with Matej, better than nothing.  But, I'm not sure how much - I've had it installed for some time and just updated to 0.2.2, my calendars in T'bird have never been reflected in the clock applet...  (Certainly never seen an addressbook.)

Comment 13

6 years ago
The Evolution Mirror add-on doesn't seem to work with Thunderbird 3. So we still need a solution...
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