Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 221028
Thunderbird Addressbook should implement vCard 3.0
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:52 EST
Description of problem:
Apparently, in this moment there is no standard, consistent way to exchange
personal data information between the various components of a Linux suite &
other programs and devices, such as:
- Mozilla Thunderbird
- Gnome Contacts
- mutt, pine, elm
- gnome-phone-manager & gnokii
- mobile phones
- various Windows applications
IMHO, Thunderbird's Addressbook should implement a standard way of *directly*
opening and saving vCard 3.0 files (RFC 2425 and RFC 2426), beside .ldif files.
All PIMs and e-mail clients should use a central "repository" of Personal
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
There is no standard way/format of directly exchanging personal data information
between various PIMs (independent of SO), e-mail clients, mobile phones, LDAP
There is no standard, FHS-compliant place, for a single Personal Information
Data repository on the system (each PIM keeps its database in one arbitrary place).
The above should exist.
As this is an RFE, changing severity. Honestly, this looks to be something best
I've submitted this RFE both to Thunderbird:
and to FHS (for a standardised place for addresbooks):
This is really upstream bug and it has been already reported couple of times --
look for example on the bugs
Closing as CLOSED/UPSTREAM.