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From: "Sebastien Vauban" <wxhgmqzgwmuf-geNee64TY+gS+FvcfC7Uqw@public.gmane.org>
To: emacs-orgmode-mXXj517/zsQ@public.gmane.org
Subject: Re: org-contacts or bbdb?
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 19:44:51 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <80y5wew86k.fsf@somewhere.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: 0l7h3yff7g.fsf@wjh.hardakers.net

Hi Wes and all,

Wes Hardaker wrote:
>>>>>> On Fri, 21 Oct 2011 10:21:11 +0800, Eric Abrahamsen <eric-5ibeKGLO59aIK5dEoMBc7KxOck334EZe@public.gmane.org> said:
> EA> As Rasmus mentioned, if you use BBDB you should get version 3, it's
> EA> significantly better than the previous version. There's a slow movement
> EA> towards better import/export functions, which I think has been one of
> EA> the major gripes about BBDB in the past (there are probably more I'm not
> EA> aware of).
> BBDB is great, though I haven't switched to BBDB3 yet because of
> incompatible changes I haven't looked into yet.
> I actually would like to use org-contacts because I think the editable
> form is significantly nicer than bbdb's.  BBDB is great, but you can't
> go mess with the database easily.  EG, with BBDB if one area gets a new
> area code you can't go quickly search/replace for all records replacing
> 111 with 222.  With org-contacts it's a simple search/replace edit.
> Note I wrote a bbdb to org-contacts converter:
>   http://www.hardakers.net/code/bbdb-to-org-contacts/
> But what I really want is a bi-directional sync, of course...

I share your point of view about editability of org-contacts. I clearly would
like all my data to become Orgified in some way.

Though, I did not do the change from my bbdb (still 2.35) to Org-contacts as,
for me, one thing that really is missing is the ability to recognize emails
and author names: I want to be alerted if my buddy "John Doe" uses a mail I
wasn't aware of, and want to be offered the possibility to add it in my

Same for the same email address, but with a different name.

Best regards,

Sebastien Vauban

  reply	other threads:[~2011-10-21 17:44 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-10-20 21:54 org-contacts or bbdb? Peter Münster
2011-10-20 23:18 ` Rasmus
2011-10-21  7:57   ` henry atting
2011-10-21  2:21 ` Eric Abrahamsen
2011-10-21 17:05   ` Wes Hardaker
2011-10-21 17:44     ` Sebastien Vauban [this message]
2011-10-23  9:36   ` Peter Münster
2011-10-24 14:46     ` Wes Hardaker

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