Bug 131620 - Sharing of personal information
Sharing of personal information
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution-data-server (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dave Malcolm
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Blocks: FC5Target
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Reported: 2004-09-02 14:15 EDT by Matthias Clasen
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-13 15:46:31 EST
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Description Matthias Clasen 2004-09-02 14:15:22 EDT
I had to enter my full name, email address and other pieces of
personal information in quite a few setup wizards by now (gaim,
evolution, gnome-meeting, probably some more). That sucks, they should
all share their information. Isn't evolution-data-server supposed to
provide this ?
Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2004-09-25 01:57:57 EDT
Not really a YellowPad bug
Comment 2 Dave Malcolm 2005-05-12 17:10:41 EDT
We could prepopulate some of the input fields from GECOS/LDAP and other places
to streamline the configuration process.

There's also a feature request upstream in e-d-s/evo to have a "me" contact,
though I can't find it right now.

Moving to FC5 tracker
Comment 3 Dave Malcolm 2006-01-11 19:24:52 EST
Old thread about this:

gnome-about-me in control-center package goes some way towards this.
Comment 4 Dave Malcolm 2006-01-11 19:38:39 EST
gnome-about-me uses e_book_get_self to locate the "self" contact and book; this
is implemented in e-d-s's libebook by storing it in GConf in

So we at least have an API for this.  Need to go through the various apps and
have them call e_book_get_self and grab initialization data accordingly, and if
it's not there, (offer to?) upload the data to e-d-s so it will be for the next app.
Comment 5 Dave Malcolm 2006-01-11 20:01:30 EST
gnome-about-me does a few other tricks, like writing to gecos for the fields
that are supported there (some overlap between the two), and writing the image
to ~/.face so that it gets picked up by gdm.
Comment 6 Dave Malcolm 2006-01-11 20:11:37 EST
These tricks probably ought to be moved into libebook so that there's a
consistent API, and so that when you edit yourself in Evolution's contacts
component it updates those other data stores.
Comment 7 Dave Malcolm 2006-01-13 15:46:31 EST
I've filed this upstream here:

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