[Evolution-hackers] Evolution Plugins Guide?

2012-05-19 Thread Onyeibo Oku
Greetings

How does one begin to script plugins for Evolution.
I'm considering an exploration into mail-merging.  Similar to this one
for Thunderbird
( https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/mail-merge/ )

How can one begin to navigate towards realising this?  Any guides,
libraries, SDK etc. that I need to look at?  Is it something an
intermediate scripting enthusiast can handle? (I do python mainly)

Regards

Onyeibo

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[Evolution-hackers] CSV, LDIF and VCF file import problems

2011-04-08 Thread Onyeibo Oku
I have been trying to sort out an import issue at the user-list.  I
guess the level of inquiry falls within the hacking domain.  I have some
CSV and VCF files of my Contacts created with Windows-7 export tool.  I
plan to import the contacts into Evolution running on Fedora Linux
(Lovelock).  My Evolution version is 3.0.0

Problem:
 
Evolution is imports the contacts from the CSV file but drops the First
name and Surname fields.  The same thing happens with LDIF files.

Evolution imports VCF files correctly with one exception - The Phone
value (work) is duplicated into 'Other' Phone Field.  Hence, the 'Work
Phone' and 'Other Phone' share the same number.

*Here is a sample VCF card:*

BEGIN:VCARD
VERSION:2.1
N:Fakelast;Fakefirst
FN:Fakefirst Fakelast
TITLE:Musician
TEL;WORK;VOICE:02012473049
EMAIL;PREF;INTERNET:fakeper...@yahoo.com
REV:20110403T050042Z
END:VCARD

Question:
-
(1) There is only one phone number in the TEL;WORK;VOICE field.  Why is
Evolution Showing that number as a *WORK* number as well as an *OTHER*
number?


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[Evolution-hackers] Testing Evolution 3.x

2011-02-08 Thread Onyeibo Oku
Hello people,

The Help-About on my Evolution mail menu still reads 'Evolution 2.32.1'
but I see Development is now at 3.x.  Is there anyway I can experience
the future Evolution Mail Client while you guys do your thing?  Is the
risk of test-running still high?

I'm presently test-running Gnome-shell (jhbuild) but I'm running Fedora
14. I might be able to chip in one or two after experiencing status-quo.
I suspect that would be helpful.

What do you say?

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Re: [Evolution-hackers] Testing Evolution 3.x

2011-02-08 Thread Onyeibo Oku
On Tue, 2011-02-08 at 09:18 -0500, Matthew Barnes wrote:
 On Tue, 2011-02-08 at 14:23 +0100, Onyeibo Oku wrote:
  The Help-About on my Evolution mail menu still reads 'Evolution 2.32.1'
  but I see Development is now at 3.x.  Is there anyway I can experience
  the future Evolution Mail Client while you guys do your thing?  Is the
  risk of test-running still high?
  
  I'm presently test-running Gnome-shell (jhbuild) but I'm running Fedora
  14. I might be able to chip in one or two after experiencing status-quo.
  I suspect that would be helpful.
 
 If you're already using jhbuild and it's still building 2.32 apps, make
 sure you're using the GNOME 3 module sets listed here:
 
 http://git.gnome.org/browse/jhbuild/tree/modulesets
 
 I don't use jhbuild myself or I'd tell you more about how to set that
 up, but I'm sure Google can answer that.
 

okay, I'll research that.  Hoping that the results will allow
sand-boxing and leave F14 functional.

 
 Here's another, perhaps more convenient option:
 
 Fedora desktop team just conducted a GNOME 3 test day and the live image
 they produced for it includes GNOME Shell and Evolution 2.91.6:
 
 https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Day:2011-02-03_GNOME3_Alpha#Live_image
 
 If you have a spare USB stick or blank DVD, make yourself a live image,
 boot it, and you can play around in GNOME 3 with no risk to your system.
 
 

I downloaded the ISO that day and couldn't boot it (x86_64) ...
something to do with USB keyboard and mouse.  I'll give that a try on my
Dell Precision laptop.  Thanks for the quick response.


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Re: [Evolution-hackers] Testing Evolution 3.x

2011-02-08 Thread Onyeibo Oku
On Tue, 2011-02-08 at 15:21 +0100, Frederic Crozat wrote:
 
 Or you can also use GNOME3 live image : http://gnome3.org/tryit.html :)
 

BLUNDER 101:


I know this might upset the geeks but I screwed up big time.  The
Gnome-3 ISO wasn't cooperating when burnt so I decided to use the USB
option (was giving me similar errors as with the fedora test ISOs).  So
what is the big blunder, you may ask?

Everything was going fine until the usb-image-writer stopped at 100% for
a few minutes.  It appeared to have hanged so  I quit the terminal
and pulled the drive.  I now have a stick with CD-ROM partition having
incomplete data and I don't know how to revert to the beginning. Hope
someone here can give me an idea how to remove the CD-ROM partition so I
can exercise 'patience' in full and get the desired results

... OR is there no hope for this stick? Its my favourite (16GB). Gparted
and the Disk Utility (F14) is powerless in this situation.

:( 

-- 
Oku, Onyeibo
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/user:twohot

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Re: [Evolution-hackers] Testing Evolution 3.x

2011-02-08 Thread Onyeibo Oku
On Tue, 2011-02-08 at 21:21 +0100, Frederic Crozat wrote:
 This depends on kernel buffering and usb stick write speed.
 
 You shouldn't have removed the key.
 

Figured that out

 Just re-run the tool and really wait until it is complete and
 everything will be fine.

Not really.  I get two CD-ROM drives instead -- One functional and the
other (the first) dysfunctional.

 If you want to reset it for another use, run dd if=/dev/zero
 of=/dev/sdX bs=1M count=10 (where X is the letter corresponding to the
 stick,
 you can check with the tool) and you should be able to repartition it
 (after unplugging and replugging it).

Thanks.  I was able to reformat it afterwards.  All is fine once more.
I'm very grateful.  I should be reporting my experience with Gnome-3 and
Evolution 3.0 shortly.

-- 
Oku, Onyeibo
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/user:twohot

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Re: [Evolution-hackers] Testing Evolution 3.x

2011-02-08 Thread Onyeibo Oku
On Tue, 2011-02-08 at 22:16 +0100, Onyeibo Oku wrote:

 Thanks.  I was able to reformat it afterwards.  All is fine once more.
 I'm very grateful.  I should be reporting my experience with Gnome-3 and
 Evolution 3.0 shortly.
 

HOW DID IT GO?:
--

It didn't happen!
The live image fired up alright ... nothing new as I have been
test-running gnome-shell already built as per
http://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell#building

I didn't find Evolution on there.  Sadly, the network manager couldn't
recognize my HSDPA wireless dongle.  Apparently, some bits of it are yet
to be ported.  That meant I could not install evolution either.

I'll have to explore the jhbuild option for testing Evolution.  I'll
keep you guys posted.

Regards

Onyeibo

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Re: [Evolution-hackers] Multiple child-addressbooks under an account

2011-01-21 Thread Onyeibo Oku

On 01/21/2011 06:30 PM, Kirk Wolff wrote:

Is there a way to add child-addressbooks under an addressbook account
with evolution's GUI? I don't see any current implementations that have
a 'tree' of addressbooks under an addressbook plugin type. As I see it,
there are plugins for setting up an addressbook, but not for displaying
and organizing them. It seems the presentation (the left-hand column
list) of addressbooks is fixed. Is there a simple way to add and
maintain a tree in the list of addressbooks?


Kirk


I don't see any special benefit for this feature.  I will campaign 
rather for child-tasks (sub-tasks) where completion of each child task 
sums up the percentage progress for the parent/container task


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[Evolution-hackers] Handling Aliases, Silent Mode, Combo Tasks

2010-12-10 Thread Onyeibo Oku
Greetings

I'm not sure if this should fall into the hacking section or general
section ... so pardon me if this is the wrong audience.  I have bumped
into some areas in Evolution that, I think, might either be buggy or
could use some improvement.  It is possible that I'm doing something
wrong.  I'd appreciate some corrections, and links in that case. Here
they are:

1. Once an account is set up it becomes difficult to implement an
alias sending.  Evolution doesn't allow its user change the sender's
field when composing ... except for accounts created locally.  For
people involved in open-source projects like Evolution this makes it
hard to use evolution to send list related mails.  Why? Some users
have email aliases tied to their email accounts ... and use the
aliases for such projects.  Is there no way one could override the
sender's field so users can enter their email aliases instead?

2. It would be nice if evolution can start silently ... docked in the
panel and runs on the background.  This will ensure that the user gets
notified when mails arrive.  This also frees the task bar.  This
functionality can be archived in conjunction with another application
called Alltray, but alltray has side effects. It introduces shaky
graphic performance (Compiz transitions are affected)

3. This is more of a feature request: Wouldn't it be nice if Evolution
can handle what I call Layered Tasks ... or Stratified Tasks ...
or maybe, Combo Tasks.  I've been thinking about this ever since I
started using Evolution.  I see Combo Tasks (or whatever) as a Task
that has other tasks inside it -- like a project with small
objectives.  As the smaller tasks get satisfied the Main Task counts
of progress (in percentage).  One can modify the Combo task by adding
or removing mini tasks (tasklets). Is there something like this
already?  This will help group related tasks together ... like in a
Project (but it doesn't have to be a HUGE PROJECT).  It could be
handy for DIY domestics like Build a Kitchen Cabinet ... then you
can have sub-tasks like: Design the Cabinet, Discuss it with and,
possibly, involve the family, Establish Wood type, Buy parts, Cut the
pieces, Assemble it, Varnish and install it, Celebrate.  The sub-tasks
are full tasks on their own with dates etc and can send
notifications/reminders, but they update the Combo Task (container)
with progress. It gets more interesting if Sub-tasks can also be Combo
tasks.  I hope I'm not sounding crazy

Thanks for the anticipated response

Regards
Oku, O
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Re: [Evolution-hackers] Handling Aliases, Silent Mode, Combo Tasks

2010-12-10 Thread Onyeibo Oku

 Yes, sounds like a feature request. I thought it would be enough to
 group your tasks based on a category (View-Define view and create a new
 one there, and assign categories to your tasks), but it might not work
 as you wish, with a relationship to the parent task. Please search the
 bugzilla, and if not found there already filled, then feel free to file
 a feature request there.
   Bye,
   Milan

Thank you very much

Oku Onyeibo


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