[kdepim-users] Kontact/Adressbook oddities (4.10.5)
alexander.puchmayr at linznet.at
Fri Sep 13 09:42:31 BST 2013
I was just trying to add my new neighbours contact information to my
adressbook and to create a distribution list with their mail addresses --
But I encountered some oddities and strange behaviour, which I summarize
I'm currently using kde-4.10.5 on gentoo (I know there is 4.11.1 available,
but not yet in the stable tree in gentoo), with an adressbook residing in an
onwcloud instance using the DAV-Groupware resource agent in akonadi. Kontact
is used as mail program and for managing contacts.
1) From an email sento to all neighbours, I select each entry and "Add to
adressbook". As soon as the dialog for editing the details appears, an
additional dialog pops up telling me that the contact has been changed by
somebody else -- very strange, since the entry does not even exist yet.
I selected the "Take over changes" button, did my changes and clicked OK.
So far so good, the new entry apperaed in ownclowd :-)
2) After having added all entries, I tried to create some kind of group or
Right-Clicking on one of the new entries in the contact manager and selecting
the "New group" menu made a dialog show up. The "Add to" droptdown widget has
only one selection: the "Personal contacts" (the contact/Addressbook resource
on the local disk, which I don't use). No chance to create a group on my
owncloud instance :-(
However, if I decide to use the local address book, How do I add some memebers
to that group? Only TYPING a name seems to be possible, no drop-down menu, no
browsable widget or the like -- Making this dialog more comfortable should be
on the wishlist.
3) Then I've found another way to create such groups by starting a new email,
adding all recipients and clicking on the "Save list" button. Give it a name
and the next dialog to choose the destination allows me to select my owncloud
adressbook. Well, something is created which looks like a group, and it even
has all expected members in it, but it does not make it to the owncloud
server. Akonadi-Console shows an entry without remote-id :-(
4) Owncloud knows about groups, but somehow akonadi does not seem to
understand that, at least the ones I've created earlier in owncloud do not
show up in kontact.
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