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Old 12-02-2011, 09:43 AM   #1
Jean-Luc Besson
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Question Gnome3 - gnome-contacts app - where do I find the database


Hi everybody,

yesterday I've installed Gnome-Contacts as I plan to ditch Google Contacts as my primary address book.

Although Gnome-Contacts still lacks a lot of features, it is already usable. My only question is, how can I add my contacts to my backup script? Does anyone Gnome-Contacts stored the imported contact information?

Thanks for your help.
JLB

If you don't know Gnome-Contacts yet:
 
Old 12-02-2011, 11:48 AM   #2
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It uses the Evolution addressbook.
 
Old 12-02-2011, 01:27 PM   #3
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Uhhh...this is bad but thanks a lot for your reply.

I whish there were terminal-based address book alternatives.
 
Old 12-02-2011, 08:51 PM   #4
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You don't have to actually install and use Evolution, just some of the libraries. I'm not sure most people care about terminal-based addressbooks. It should be easy enough to write something, using a simple database, but most people want more functionality. I use Google contacts, because it's easy, and cross-platform. I do understand that some people don't trust Google or any other entity with their data, but that's up to them.
 
Old 12-02-2011, 09:00 PM   #5
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Unfortunately Google & Evolution (which I use) do not work that seamlessly together as advertised. Synchronizing even worked better before the introduction of Online-Accounts in Gnome 3. Even with my Nexus One (Android) Google Contacts is not working properly all the time.

Why can't stuff just work?
 
Old 12-02-2011, 10:18 PM   #6
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Dunno. It works for me. I haven't used Evolution in awhile, but it synced with Google when I was using it, although I did add a plugin, can't remember the exact name of it now. On my Samsung Android phone, sync just works, never had a problem.
 
  


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