On Fri, 2008-08-01 at 16:14 +0200, Sven Pfaller wrote: > libsoylent uses libebook extensively, so I am working longer than a > month with libebook and libebook-data now. Some questions queued up, and > I would also be thankful for some help as I am stuck with some bugs (?) > at the moment.
I have used some parts of libebook in SyncEvolution and can try to answer some questions, but probably not all. > Okay, here are my points: > > * attribute-value-lists: > > When I call e_vcard_attribute_get_values, I get a list of values. For > example if I call it on the ADDR attribute, I get a list like: > > "foo-street", "foo-city", "foo-region" ... > > If two addresses exist, the list looks like this: > > "foo-street", "foo-city", "foo-region", "bar-street", "bar-city", > "bar-region" ... > > Is there a way to retrieve the raw vCard strings as a list? I don't think so. You can get the complete vCard or none, but not parts of it. > * creating a system-addressbook > > On a fresh system, where Evolution hasn't been run yet, there exists no > system-addressbook. libsoylent relies on a system-addressbook, so it has > to create it if it doesn't exist yet. I didn't find anything about that > in the documentation or in the Evolution source. Could you please give > me a hint or point me to the right location in the Evolution source? You can create a new address book with e_book_new_from_uri() and a "file://" URI. However, this address book is not visible in Evolution. Some special sauce is necessary to make the recipe complete. For example, adding entries to the gconf database. I don't know where Evolution does that work. > * adding contacts to an addressbook > > libsoylent creates addressbooks with calls to e_source_new, > e_source_group_add, e_sourc_list_sync. > However, if I try to add contacts to an addressbook created this way, > E-D-S will just hang forever. > Detailed source-code is attached. Help would be highly appreciated :) . > Should I file a bug for this? Before you do that you'll need to figure out what happens in EDS. Run it in a shell window by starting evolution-data-server manually before Evolution does it automatically. Also install the debug information for it and if it crashes, use a debugger to find out where and why. I suspect that you are doing something that crashes it, in which case clients using the synchronous API hang forever. This is a known problem that was discussed on this list a while ago; there's no good solution. The workaround that I tried (running the necessary event loops in a second thread) caused crashes, so I removed it again from SyncEvolution. > * deleting an addressbook > > This one seems related to the "adding contacts" problem. Trying to > delete addressbooks that were created like described above will result > in e_book_remove throwing an "EDS-Status returned 20" error. No idea. Again, tracking the call in EDS with a debugger will tell you more. > Okay, that's it. If you could help me, that would make me ueber-happy ;) > . Just tell me if you need more information. Giving the version of your Evolution and (presumably) Linux distribution would be a start... -- Bye, Patrick Ohly -- [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.estamos.de/ _______________________________________________ Evolution-hackers mailing list Evolutionemail@example.com http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/evolution-hackers