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From: "Sébastien Rey-Coyrehourcq" <sebastien.rey-coyrehourcq@univ-rouen.fr>
To: Alan Schmitt <alan.schmitt@polytechnique.org>,
	emacs-orgmode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: contact management in emacs
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2022 18:11:23 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <090c6ca8-62e1-edcd-d348-688281c4840d@univ-rouen.fr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87lfb9bwff.fsf@m4x.org>


After some search today on the web, like Alan i try to compare all 
possibility to manage my contact + mail using emacs, mu4e, and org.

Since Alan Schmitt message, i think many people jump into the great 
*org-roam* wagon to manage notes, bibliography, links, everything...

I'm into this *crazy* wagon, trying now to manage contact, with this 
workflow :

- one file/node by contact,
- stored into the org-roam specific folder "/myorgroamfolder/contact/ 
with this encrypted org pattern to protect files "*.org.gpg"
- using into mu4e

There are some post exploring part of this use case on the web, but i 
first focus to *org-contacts*, because it's well integrated with mu4e 
auto-completion :

Moving from org-contrib to https://repo.or.cz/org-contacts.git , 
accessible with melpa,  the documentation is mostly into the source-code 
actually, i found few example on the web .

What property field are correct :MOBILE:, :PHONE:, :BIRTHDAY: , and ?

I found some information about configuration in Terencio Agozzino 
dotfiles (https://github.com/rememberYou/.emacs.d) but when i try to 
adapt to this use case,
that don't work, probably because i misunderstand something, about 
properties name, or localization into the .org.gpg files.

I config like that (org-contacts-file (file-expand-wildcards 

It's slow because everything need to be unencrypted before (this is 
another problem ...) but something i don't understand is how matching 
work :
calling "M-x org-contacts", i try multiple patterns, so i'm interested 
by a working org/org-roam contact example.

I found some alternatives to test next week :

- org-vcard (on github) compatible with org-contacts, focusing on 
import/export of vcard files
- mu4e-contacts (on gitlab) using helm / mu4e, inspired by org-contacts
- org-ql query ?


Sebastien R.C

Le 27/02/2021 à 12:08, Alan Schmitt a écrit :
> Hello,
> This may be slightly off-topic for the list, but as I’m considering
> org-contacts for my question, I hope it will be of interest here.
> I would like to migrate my contact management to emacs, as I’m already
> using it for email. My requirements are the following ones:
> - address completion in emacs email clients (I currently use notmuch)
> - support for multiple email addresses and custom fields
> - creation of org links to contacts
> - export to vcard format for synchronization to my mobile phone (using
> vdirsyncer)
> - keep the data under version control
> I have looked at two tools, which almost seem fit for the job.
> - ebdb does most of this, with the exception of vcard export (it seems
> to be worked on, https://github.com/girzel/ebdb/issues/60), and I’m not
> sure using version control on an sqlite file is a good idea.
> - org-contacts also seem to have all the required features, including
> vcard export (and if not sufficient there is
> https://github.com/novoid/org-contacts2vcard). I was worried it was
> unmaintained when looking at the copyright line, but I see in
> https://code.orgmode.org/bzg/org-mode/commits/master/contrib/lisp/org-contacts.el
> that there are recent commits to the file.
> Do you manage your contacts in emacs? And if so, what tools or workflow
> do you recommend?
> Best,
> Alan

  parent reply	other threads:[~2022-09-09 16:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 33+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-02-27 11:08 contact management in emacs Alan Schmitt
2021-02-27 11:31 ` Martin Steffen
2021-02-27 13:20   ` andrés ramírez
2021-02-27 14:40     ` Eric S Fraga
2021-02-27 15:12       ` andrés ramírez
2021-02-28 10:21         ` Eric S Fraga
2021-02-27 15:14       ` Martin Steffen
2021-02-27 17:00   ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
2021-02-27 16:53 ` Bob Newell
2021-02-28  9:06 ` Russell Adams
2021-02-28 11:09   ` Alan Schmitt
2021-03-03 14:40   ` TRS-80
2021-03-07 22:57   ` Jean Louis
2021-03-08 20:06     ` John Kitchin
2021-03-10  8:32       ` Jean Louis
2021-03-07 22:13 ` Jean Louis
2021-03-08  7:49   ` Alan Schmitt
2021-03-08  8:12     ` Jose E. Marchesi
2021-03-10  8:32       ` Jean Louis
2022-09-09 16:11 ` Sébastien Rey-Coyrehourcq [this message]
2022-09-10  5:46   ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-10-09 10:40   ` SQLite for contacts and relations to Org - " Jean Louis
2022-10-09 15:21     ` Quiliro Ordóñez
2022-10-09 16:59       ` Jean Louis
2022-10-09 19:09         ` Quiliro Ordóñez
2022-10-10  6:12           ` Jean Louis
2022-10-10 22:29             ` Robert Weiner
2022-10-10 23:32               ` Jean Louis
2022-10-11  3:20                 ` Robert Weiner
2022-10-11  5:54     ` Sébastien Rey-Coyrehourcq
2022-10-11 19:59       ` Jean Louis
     [not found] <mailman.47.1614445226.20994.emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
2021-02-27 20:52 ` dalanicolai
2021-03-07 22:51   ` Jean Louis

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