Nightingale - Nascent Contacts project under Thunderbird

Philippe VIGNEAU cardbook.thunderbird at
Mon Dec 5 09:25:47 UTC 2016

Hi folks

just to clarify my CardBook project : its core aim is to replace the 
Thunderbird standard address books... I should admit that seeing so much 
address books projects confuses me a bit on why CardBook does not 
federate all efforts... Nevertheless I'll work harder.


On 02/12/2016 20:51, R Kent James wrote:
> On 12/2/2016 11:37 AM, Axel Grude wrote:
>> Jokes aside, I think standardization and extension of a vital isn't
>> bad, (I especially like the suggestion of a desktop version for the
>> address management) but too many different attempts at the same thing
>> in different projects may be confusing. It reminds me of the Composer
>> / Editor discussion. If we do not commit to one implementation in
>> particular in spite of many suggestions, nothing my get implemented in
>> the end.
> I don't really agree with Jörg's comment that there are too many
> competing projects. neandr and I are working together, so we may have
> slightly different objectives but it is really the same project.
> addon/cardbook is a different category, more analogous to ExQuilla or
> Google Contacts Sync than to a replacement address book project. So I
> don't believe there are really competing next-gen address book projects.
> The emphasis that I want to encourage is to not rush to implementation
> in Thunderbird, but to instead use this opportunity to experiment with
> the technological underpinnings of Thunderbird. If we don't plan from
> the beginning to target broadly, it will never happen.
> :rkent
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