On Tue, 2008-10-07 at 14:22 +0100, Michael Meeks wrote:
>       What I'd love to see instead, is a one-shot migration to a simple plain
> text, authoritative file with the contacts and then (perhaps) optionally
> a binary cache I guess. But for the volume of data there, presumably
> slurping it and grokking it with some small / simple piece of code would
> be rather more efficient. Ultimately contact searches are in response to
> user-input, so we have loads of time to do work there.

vCard would seem like the obvious choice of file formats here, perhaps
with in-memory file-offset indices by name and email address?

I'm curious: what was the rationale for using a database for local
address books in the first place?


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