[ubuntu-uk] LO in 11.10 STILL CANNOT USE TBird addressbook as an address data source!!!!!!!!!

Avi Greenbury lists at avi.co
Tue Oct 18 17:41:54 UTC 2011

Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:

> On 18/10/2011 17:48, bodsda at googlemail.com wrote:
> > Can I suggest that you either file a bug report or dust your
> > programming books off and fix it yourself?
> >
> >
> But it's been like this for years and I think I may well have filed a 
> bug years ago, but it's obviously not even been on Canonicals radar
> at all...

Well, no. If there's but on abandoned bug report I can quite understand
the limited resources instead being directed at bugs that're affecting
a large number of users, or even just particularly useful users

> To me it's the one thing that will stop people using Ubuntu and 
> preferring Windows

*everything* appears to be "the one thing" that keeps people away from
Ubuntu right now. You're the only person I've seen to have come across
this, and I can present a list of several other reasons people stick
with Windows if you like.

> - MS Office does this automatically and so does the version of LO
> that you can get from the LO website

So at least there's an easy workaround. I'm afraid that, too, will
lower the priority of fixing the bug itself.

> but if the software is supplied as part of the install shouldn't
> people expect ALL the functions to be there? Why do they miss one of
> the most important out?

I don't know. That's the sort of thing you'd find out from the bug

> Unfortunately I am not a programmer....

It's not hard to find one.


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