[maemo-users] Postal address in Contacts?

From: Gary Baribault gary at baribault.net
Date: Thu Jun 19 19:55:46 EEST 2008
I happen to have over 800 contacts and have been working with Graham on 
GPE-Contact and GPE_Calendar. He's very open to suggestions and help, 
I'm sure that if you gave him a clear explanation of which fields are 
imported wrong, he'll look into it and get it fixed. I just finally got 
the import to digest my contact file, and havent had a chance to get it 
cleaned up.

I purchased the N800 as a mini laptop/PIM/MP3 player/and IP Phone. I've 
had it about a year or so and finally have a working PIM, even though 
like you I think the GPE-Contact part needs more work, but the whole GPE 
group are quite functional.

Gary Baribault
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Mark wrote:
> 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
> screwed".
> Mark
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