[maemo-users] Postal address in Contacts?

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Thu Jun 19 19:39:32 EEST 2008
On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 10:13 AM, Uwe Kaminski <jukey at ju-key.de> wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, den 19.06.2008, 09:04 -0600 schrieb Mark:
>> On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 2:10 AM, Uwe Kaminski <jukey at ju-key.de> wrote:
>> > So I don't would agree if somebody says the contacts application is very
>> > poor. It's like a small flower which has to grow. And yes, it would grow
>> > faster if the contacts application would be open source.
>> >
>> > Ciao Uwe
>> You're contradicting yourself and missing the point. If the
>> application weren't so poor, it wouldn't *need* to grow. And if
>> Pimlico does indeed use the exact same database, then clearly there is
>> something going on here that is not aboveboard, and Contacts is
>> deliberately crippled rather than simply a first effort.
> Where is the problem? There is an back-end (the db) wich supports more
> than the standard front-end application could display. So choose an
> other flower from the bouquet of available applications.
> The other way round (less db fields; more fields like postal adress in
> the apps) would be much more worse.
> Ciao Uwe

There are two problems:
1) Whether Nokia wants to admit it or not, the tablets need a *good*
PIM out of the box. Developers apparently don't need real PIMs, but
consumers do. It doesn't qualify as a consumer device without it.
2) If you're willing to enter all your data by hand, or edit each and
every imported field in order clean up the records, then gpe-contacts
and Pimlico are great. However, if you need good import/export
functionality, you're screwed regardless of which app you use, and
that includes the built-in Contacts app.

I have over 400 records (with many fields) that I need to transfer to
& from my N800, so I definitely fall under the category of "you're

More information about the maemo-users mailing list