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

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 08:03:59 UTC 2011

On 19 October 2011 08:25, Gordon Burgess-Parker <gbplinux at gmail.com> wrote:

>  On 18/10/11 18:49, Dave Morley wrote:
> If it's things that are missing the likelihood is it's only a package
> away,  what you'll find is java can't be shipped by default and a lot
> of the packages can't ship without full java in place.
> The online version comes with java builtin as LO and OO can ship it.
> What you'll find is there are several addition packages you can add to
> get the online version.
>  So how come prior versions were able to use Evolution Addressbook by
> default then?
At one point StarOffice had a built in email client which I *think* shares a
fair bi t of architecture with Evolution. It was dropped in version 4,
before Sun bought it, but the address book remained so it would appear that
when Evolution and its data storage system were integrated with Gnome, the
API was still there.

The change to Unity also includes a change to Desktop Couch as the storage
engine, principally because Evolution is still owned by Novell. However,
LibreOffice is still the same codebase as in the pre-Oracle days so I would
think it's not going to be straightforward to introduce a new storage engine
as a plugin. I have this terrible feeling that at first it might have to be
an ODBC data provider...

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