Thunderbird vContacts -- Move to a modern Addressbook
neandr at gmx.de
Tue Nov 29 19:14:52 UTC 2016
You may want to see a first impression, take this:
On 29.11.2016 18:20, neandr wrote:
> Interested to overcome the issues of the TB/Addressbook?
> During 2016 at the SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE/Victoria
> University of Wellington, New Zealand a project was started with that
> idea in mind, it was aimed to build a modern addressbook based on
> industry standards, using modern technologies and to replace the
> current data store (mork).
> Naturally it wasn't possible to complete such a big project, but the
> project team of six young students made a great progress and delivered
> a good base for further development.
> Many thanks goes the VUW project team -- Hannah Craighead, Ellie
> Coyle, Miguel Orevillo, David Barnett, Andrew Daly, Joely Huang and
> their lecturer James Quilty,
> Philipp Kewisch -- known as Fallen, supporter and author of iCal.js 
> Mike Conley -- he initialized sometimes ago a project called
> 'Ensemble' and mentored the project, see 
> Call for Help!
> A modern Addressbook needs more than what have been achieved so far.
> For a refactoring of the VUW project -- the vContacts extension --
> find some links below.
> The current project/extension has many weak points and is in an very
> early state -- that state and the next necessary steps are described
> in detail with the hope to get constructive feedback and helping hands.
> Guenter Wahl
> Project Links
>  vContacts -- the GIT project:
>  vContacts.xpi -- Download the latest TB extension from the
> following link and install to your Thunderbird profile:
>  Current status and open points/next steps:
>  Fallen iCal.js: http://mozilla-comm.github.io/ical.js/api/index.html
>  Mike Conley:
> tb-planning mailing list
> tb-planning at mozilla.org
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