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 ?
Not really a YellowPad bug
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
Old thread about this:
gnome-about-me in control-center package goes some way towards this.
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.
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.
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.
I've filed this upstream here: