PIM Storage

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== Implementation Recommendations ==
 
== Implementation Recommendations ==
* Usually a real database like SQLite might make a lot of sense here.
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* This will be based on [http://projects.o-hand.com/eds Embedded EDS], this way we will can directly use Evolution data, get OpenSync for free, and eventually be able to talk to a Microsoft Exchange Server using the Novell Connector.
* Embedded EDS might be something to look into.
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(Steven Chen)
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* ''Libcontactsdb-0.4 might be a good idea for PIM storage, it based on SQLite.''
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== Interactions ==
 
== Interactions ==
(TBD)
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* Embedded EDS needs libglade2, dbus, and libdb.
  
 
== Unresolved Issues ==
 
== Unresolved Issues ==

Revision as of 11:30, 15 September 2006

Contents

Overview

PIM storage describes a means of storing data in an extensible and cross-referencable way.

Goals & Objectives

  • Method to exchange data between all applications completely transparent
  • Personal data security / encryption
  • Great bidirectional sync of personal data
  • Easy method for backup (ideally this should be automatic)
  • Real-time incremental search
  • Autcomplete of personal data information

Use Cases

  • I would like to attach abritray data to a contact (AKA: custom fields)
  • I would like some level of integration with automatic switching of profiles. For example, it would b e cool to automatically backup my personal data to my desktop PC when I get home.
  • I want to type the first few numbers of a phone number and be presented a list of matching contacts.
  • I want to add a contact to multiple groups

Constraints

(TBD)

Implementation Recommendations

  • This will be based on Embedded EDS, this way we will can directly use Evolution data, get OpenSync for free, and eventually be able to talk to a Microsoft Exchange Server using the Novell Connector.

Interactions

  • Embedded EDS needs libglade2, dbus, and libdb.

Unresolved Issues

(TBD)

Questions and Answers

(None)

Personal tools

Overview

PIM storage describes a means of storing data in an extensible and cross-referencable way.

Goals & Objectives

  • Method to exchange data between all applications completely transparent
  • Personal data security / encryption
  • Great bidirectional sync of personal data
  • Easy method for backup (ideally this should be automatic)
  • Real-time incremental search
  • Autcomplete of personal data information

Use Cases

  • I would like to attach abritray data to a contact (AKA: custom fields)
  • I would like some level of integration with automatic switching of profiles. For example, it would b e cool to automatically backup my personal data to my desktop PC when I get home.
  • I want to type the first few numbers of a phone number and be presented a list of matching contacts.
  • I want to add a contact to multiple groups

Constraints

(TBD)

Implementation Recommendations

  • Usually a real database like SQLite might make a lot of sense here.
  • Embedded EDS might be something to look into.

(Steven Chen)

  • Libcontactsdb-0.4 might be a good idea for PIM storage, it based on SQLite.

Interactions

(TBD)

Unresolved Issues

(TBD)

Questions and Answers

(None)