KDEPIM and Libre Office
thejze at gmx.at
Tue Jul 10 18:00:56 BST 2018
Dobrý večer Daniel,
first of all thanks for your answer.
Am Donnerstag, 5. Juli 2018, 12:41:52 CEST schrieb Daniel Vrátil:
> in short, connecting directly to the Akonadi database is not a good idea -
> the data are not all in the DB and the database schema may change
> Ideally what you would need to support modern KAddressbook integration is to
> write a plugin that interacts with Akonadi through the Akonadi Core
This is exactly the answer I have been afraid of. So, as far as I understand,
it needs more than a database connection. I wonder what effort it would take,
to write such a plugin (in manhours, Euros etc.). I am a chemical engineer, so
it is hard for me to estimate the size of resources required. I would be ready
to sponsor such an effort or make at least a contribution.
> I don't know if LO supports some form of plugins to do that that
> we could distribute with KAddressbook or if we would have to actually get
> the code into LO (in which case this is not likely going to happen). Any
> input from someone more knowledgable about LO code is welcomed.
Well, I am a LO user. All I can say that LO wants to treat any addressbook
resource as a database connection. It offers quite a number of database
drivers from simple text to sophisticated SQL based systems. But it has to be
a database connection.
LO offers three programming interfaces to extend its functionality: Python,
called "extensions". The biggest problem I see is, that kdepim developers
might say "I can't do it, because I do not know enough about LO", while LO
developers might say "I can't do it, because I do not know enough about
I remember there was a time when the kdepim addressbook could be integrated by
the LO (maybe OOO) addessbook wizard. I suspect that stopped with the
implementation of akonadi.
Greetings from your neighbor from Austria.
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