Thunderbird vContacts -- Move to a modern Addressbook

neandr neandr at gmx.de
Tue Nov 29 19:14:52 UTC 2016


You may want to see a first impression, take this:

https://github.com/neandr/vContacts/blob/master/wiki-data/vContacts_16-11-29.png

Guenter


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 [4]
> Mike Conley -- he initialized sometimes ago a project called 
> 'Ensemble' and mentored the project, see [5]
>
>
> 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
>
> [1]  vContacts -- the GIT project: 
> https://github.com/neandr/vContacts/wiki
>
> [2]  vContacts.xpi -- Download the latest TB extension from the 
> following link and install to your Thunderbird profile: 
> https://github.com/neandr/vContacts/releases/
>
> [3]  Current status and open points/next steps: 
> https://github.com/neandr/vContacts/wiki/STATUS.md
>
> [4]  Fallen iCal.js: http://mozilla-comm.github.io/ical.js/api/index.html
>
> [5]  Mike Conley: 
> https://github.com/mikeconley/thunderbird-ensemble/wiki/Highlevel-Architecture-Overview
>
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