Modern Address Book mock-ups...

Patrick Cloke clokep at
Thu Oct 27 16:01:36 UTC 2011

On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 11:37 AM, Ben Bucksch <ben.bucksch at>wrote:

>  I don't believe we'll support actual nesting of these groups - though
>> it's simple enough to nest them yourself with the group names:
> This is critical for me, though. I have e.g. work, and then Customer A, B,
> C. I easily have dozens of customers, and as I said above, I want to
> separate work and private, but I want the ability to see all work contacts
> (and only work contacts) at once. Your proposal wouldn't allow that.
> (I use "work" and "private" as examples here. In reality, I have an AB
> "Mozilla", one for private, one for work, and another one for a certain
> private activity where I know many people and need to keep track of them.)
> Hierarchical groups are a must-have for me. Flat tags don't cut it.
> (Right now, I emulate it by using separate address books, and then abuse
> the AIM (!) field as second hierarchy level, because that's the only one
> appearing in the list overview of the current implementation. Hacky!)

I believe in Mike's idea you'd be able to apply multiple tags, so you could
apply both the "work" tag and the "Customer A" tag, doesn't that allow for
what you're asking for?  (Correct me if I'm wrong, and if I am...maybe it's
an idea that should be considered?)
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