Am Dienstag, den 18.03.2008, 10:46 +0000 schrieb Ross Burton: > On Tue, 2008-03-18 at 11:34 +0100, Matthias Braun wrote: > > I just started developing a custom addressbook(1) backend and have a few > > questions regarding the API. First I wonder about the functions > > get_contact_list, get_contact and get_changes. They don't seem to be > > used by evolution. Are there applications around that use them? Do bad > > things happen if I don't implement them (set the callback to NULL)? > > Implement them. Evolution doesn't use them as far as I know but > get_contact_list and get_contact will be used by other applications. > get_changes is used by syncing tools such as OpenSync. too bad, this means code duplication in plugins... I had hoped that evolution might emulate the calls with the start_book_view stuff if get_contact_list isn't available. But seems I have to code it after all.
> > > The other thing I can't get to work is authentication. If I abort an > > action with GNOME_Evolution_Addressbook_AuthenticationRequired then > > evolution is simply displaying me an error message. I would have > > expected that it asks me for username and password and calls the > > authenticate_user callback. How can I get this working? > > To be honest I've only looked at the backends which don't require > authentication. I suggest you read the LDAP backend. > > At a guess, make you sure implement get_surpported_auth_methods. Also > you'll want to call e_book_backend_notify_connection_status. I got the authentication part working now. The trick was as you said using get_supported_auth_methods to return "plain/password" as authentication method. You also have to make sure the addressbook source has the "user" and "auth" properties set to the username/authentication method. Greetings, Matze _______________________________________________ Evolution-hackers mailing list Evolutionfirstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/evolution-hackers