[Gpe-list] GPE Contacts on Nokia 770
florian.boor at kernelconcepts.de
Thu Nov 9 19:20:00 CET 2006
Peter Bart schrieb:
> I have some questions about the contacts part of the PIM suite. Is
> there a way to select an email address from the address book and have it
> put in the address field of an email message? Or would it be possible to
> export the GPE Contacts data base into the Nokia Contacts which does do
currently these functions are missing, but it would be really easy to add
assuming there is a way to do that with the email application.
It might be woth to take a look and check what the "New e-mail" function in the
About sharing contacts: There doesn't seem to be a defined way to get contacts
into the 770 but it is using EDS, so it should be possible... we should consider
to support EDS as a data backend for GPE as well.
> Is there a way to select a phone number in the GPE database and have it
> placed in a bluetooth phone for dialing?
Not yet :-( You see i need more free time... but i remember someone was working
on support for this. Patrick maybe...
There is a project at garage.maemo.org (phone-link) that is intended to do this,
but i didn't manage to make it work so far. But it might teach us how to do this
on the 770 and therefore an easy way to do the same in gpe-contacts easily.
> Also is there a way to copy an existing GPE entry? I find myself making
> duplicate and triplicate entries. The situation I have is I will talk to
> a local representative (1st entry) who works for a representative agency
> (2nd entry) that represents a particular manufacturer(s) (3rd entry).
> The notes field of each refer to the others. The reason I do this in
> this manner is I will have a product I have a question about but not be
> able to remember the local reps name. Or the other way around. So I will
> make one main entry, copy it x times and make minor changes so it's
> searchable any which way.
That seems to be a quite specific situation... usually you would like to make it
the other way around and merge all existing entries. Adding a copy function
should be quite trivial but its unlikely that an average user needs this... or
am i wrong?
> I understand that the first two involve so many outside variables that
> it may not be possible at all or because you have other things on the
> agenda with higher priorities. Please understand I do not have formal
> computer training, I am a former MS user who recently switched to Linux.
I don't think it is too complicate - more or less all the bits to do this should
be out there and should be not too complicated to add. Supporting EDS to share
the contact data might be the most complex thing to do.
I think these are some good enhancements to make gpe-contacts much more useful.
Could you add them to the wiki (maybe here
ttp://www.linuxtogo.org/gowiki/GpeThingsToDo) or open enhancement bugs against
gpe-contacts in bugzilla?
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