[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Contacts on N800

From: Andy Mulhearn unxmully at mac.com
Date: Wed Feb 7 15:17:19 EET 2007
On Wednesday, February 07, 2007, at 01:07PM, "Jonathan Greene" <atmasphere at atmasphere.net> wrote:
>On 2/7/07, Jonathan Greene <atmasphere at atmasphere.net> wrote:
>> On 2/7/07, Luca Donaggio <donaggio at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > 2007/2/7, Andy Mulhearn <unxmully at mac.com>:
>> > > Don't they just. Both already look very polished.
>> > >
>> > > Because I had GPEContacts installed and had imported my contacts from a
>> > vcf (?) file, I found that Contacts was pre-populated with those contacts.
>> > As a dumb user I guess they use the same db.
>> > >
>> > > No such luck with dates and no import process which I look forward to.
>> > >
>> > Both Contacts and Dates use the Evolution Data Server which is built in on
>> > IT OS>=2006. So Contacts share the same data as the built in contacts app
>> > from Nokia, for example.
>> > You can import a calendar from a desktop Evolution installation (default on
>> > every Linux GNOME desktop) by simply copying its calendar.ics file over the
>> > same file on your N770/800 and rebooting the device (to let EDS rescan its
>> > database).
>> >
>> > Luca Donaggio
>> >
>> I realize they are very early versions - but yeah they look great.  I
>> just installed both Dates and Contacts.  I can't figure out what you
>> can import contact-wise... there's no mention of supported formats.
>> The dates app looks quite polished, but only seems to support day view
>> and no import or subscribe option - so pulling in a published .ics
>> (Google Calendar for example) looks tough for now.
>OK - so there is week, month and year view -- you tap the zoom out
>button.  It also works in 24-hour time by default which should please
>the group here.

Me included on the 24 hour bit :))

I do like the zoom paradigm as well. Different to the day/week/month method but fewer controls and as easy to use.


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