Last Comment Bug 408158 - Add-on to access evolution-data-server back-end...
: Add-on to access evolution-data-server back-end...
Status: UNCONFIRMED
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Product: Thunderbird
Classification: Client Software
Component: General (show other bugs)
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: -- enhancement with 14 votes (vote)
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Reported: 2007-12-13 00:29 PST by Morgan Read
Modified: 2012-10-16 09:23 PDT (History)
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mkmelin+mozilla: blocking‑thunderbird3-
mkmelin+mozilla: wanted‑thunderbird3-
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Description Morgan Read 2007-12-13 00:29:59 PST
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:
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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 Ian Weisser 2008-07-27 18:10:22 PDT
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
Comment 2 Jakub 'Livio' Rusinek 2008-10-07 11:28:00 PDT
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 lemsto 2008-11-25 17:05:30 PST
EDS allows to sync with Palm devices!
I currently have no simple way to sync my Palm with Thunderbird + Lightning on my linux station...
Comment 4 Joshua Cranmer [:jcranmer] 2008-11-25 17:22:06 PST
(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.
Comment 5 Magnus Melin 2008-11-26 10:31:16 PST
Not a blocker, and not a priority for tb3, unless someone happens submit a patch.
Comment 6 lemsto 2008-11-29 06:00:40 PST
(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 rd 2008-12-24 00:39:00 PST
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 seb 2010-01-16 12:01:06 PST
I would really appreciate better integration into GNOME
Comment 9 Vincent (caméléon) 2011-03-16 07:36:03 PDT
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/
Comment 10 Joshua Cranmer [:jcranmer] 2011-03-16 07:48:31 PDT
(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 Matěj Cepl 2011-03-16 10:26:30 PDT
(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).
Comment 12 Morgan Read 2011-03-17 03:45:58 PDT
(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 julo42@gmail.com 2011-05-27 06:54:05 PDT
The Evolution Mirror add-on doesn't seem to work with Thunderbird 3. So we still need a solution...

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