[Kolab-devel] Merging the imap resource functionality into the kolab one

David Faure dfaure at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se
Thu Nov 25 13:03:34 CET 2004

On Thursday 25 November 2004 11:45, Till Adam wrote:
> Morning kolaborators,
> while thinking about how to tackle 
> https://intevation.de/roundup/kolab/issue543
> https://intevation.de/roundup/kolab/issue542
> https://intevation.de/roundup/kolab/issue225
> I came up with the following idea:
> What if I simply merge the ical/vcard functionality into the new resource? All 
> the functionality is there, it merely needs to be able to read the ical 
> instead of the xml (no problem) and skip the conversion from/to xml when 
> reading and writing, depending on the mimetype, which we have available. The 
> configuration switch determining the storage format could simply become a "I 
> will write incidences in this format" and both formats could be read and 
> processed transparently. There are several reasons why I think this is a good 
> way to do this:

Sounds great to me.

> Downsides:
> - we might need to ensure that people don't mix the formats in one folder, 
>   which is a problem for OL, I believe, although not a problem at all for
>   Kontact. 
I don't think it will be a problem for OL-with-toltec-connector, since we explicitely
said in the kolab-xml spec that mails without the right header / mimetype should be
simply ignored.
Not sure about the kolab1-connector though.

David Faure -- faure at kde.org, dfaure at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se
Qt/KDE/KOffice developer
Klarälvdalens Datakonsult AB, Platform-independent software solutions

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