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Re: [Linphone-users] How to sync contact list?

From: Alastair Johnson
Subject: Re: [Linphone-users] How to sync contact list?
Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 12:46:12 +0100
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I suggest one, other or preferably both of:
1 - Use a basic format that EDS, Akonadi, OpenSync and other sync tools can 
already understand. Such a format should already have libs available to make 
using it simple and robust. vCard 3.0 with the X-SIP extended attribute is my 
best guess for this.
2 - Make it plugable. People can add support for other backends if they don't 
like your choice(s), or you can add them as demand appears.

Whatever the individual merits of Akonadi, EDS, CouchDB/desktopcouch, Google 
and so on, none are suitable for all situations where linphone might be 

On Monday 16 May 2011, Simon Morlat wrote:
> Hi,
> No contact list integration is available.
> We consider this feature would be very interesting to have.
> However we can't find any really standard way or framework to do that.
> Also not everyone is using evolution.
> Suggestions are welcome.
> Simon
> Le jeudi 05 mai 2011 à 14:21 +0400, Andrew Savchenko a écrit :
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I have linphone on different systems (laptops, desktop, etc). Is
> > there any way to sync a contact list on them? Currently I manually
> > sync [friend_NNN] entries from each .linphonerc, but this is
> > irritating.
> > 
> > Unfortunately the contact list is saved in the same file with program
> > settings and the latter are different on various systems; that's why
> > I can't use rsync as I do with other programs.
> > 
> > Is there any other way to export/import contact list? Some script may
> > be written, but this may be a pain in ass due to ordering issue. The
> > best solution will be to use separate file to store contact list, of
> > course.
> > 
> > Best regards,
> > Andrew Savchenko

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