Are there plans to integrate Dexter Contacts with Geary?

Asked by Craig Weber on 2012-05-16

I'm curious if there are plans to integrate Dexter Contacts with Geary? I've read that Geary is slated to use libfolks for contact integration (I know nothing of libfolks), and I was wondering if Dexter Contacts will mesh with this? And if so, will this be handled through Contractor or no?

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Andrea Basso
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Best Andrea Basso (voluntatefaber) said : #1

Dexter Contacts is a front-end for libfolks, so Geary'll definitely integrate with Dexter :)

Craig Weber (weberc2) said : #2

That's great to hear! Could you possibly address the last part of my question, about whether or not this integration will be handled through Contractor? Or is this even a valid question (I know nothing about libfolks and my understanding of Contractor is meager at best)? Thank you very much for your help!

Andrea Basso (voluntatefaber) said : #3

No, this has nothing to do with Contractor. Contractor is a way to let apps say: "I can do this kind of thing on this kind of files" (for example, I can set as a wallpaper this image). Apps which implement contractor can tell it: "I have an image, tell me what you can do with it" and the user will see a "Set as a Wallpaper" action in the application.
On the other hand, libfolks is a library that manages contacts. Dexter Contacts lets you edit information you have in libfolks, while Geary will get the list of people you know at libfolk and then use their e-mail address.
I hope to be clear, if there's anything not so clear ask freely

Craig Weber (weberc2) said : #4

Thanks Andrea Basso, that solved my question.

Craig Weber (weberc2) said : #5

Thank you very much for your prompt, concise, and informative answers. :)