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From: Eric Abrahamsen <eric@ericabrahamsen.net>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: org-contacts or bbdb?
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 10:21:11 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87obxbt78o.fsf@ericabrahamsen.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: 8762jj1g81.fsf@micropit.couberia.bzh

On Fri, Oct 21 2011, Peter Münster wrote:

> Hello,
> I would like to manage my contacts, so that I can
> - easily search them
> - add new email addresses from gnus (summary buffer)
> - complete email addresses in gnus (message buffer and prompts in
>   mini-buffer)
> - and perhaps more in the future
> Could you guide me please, what to choose, org-contacts or bbdb?
> I don't see the advantages of the one or of the other...
> TIA for any hints!

With those requirements, either will probably do fine. I use BBDB
because it's very well tuned to gnus, and you can do quite a bit to the
database just from the gnus summary/article buffers.

As Rasmus mentioned, if you use BBDB you should get version 3, it's
significantly better than the previous version. There's a slow movement
towards better import/export functions, which I think has been one of
the major gripes about BBDB in the past (there are probably more I'm not
aware of).

Good luck,

GNU Emacs (i686-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.24.4)
 of 2011-10-06 on pellet
Org-mode version 7.7 (release_7.7.393.g8caa)

  parent reply	other threads:[~2011-10-21  2:21 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 [this message]
2011-10-21 17:05   ` Wes Hardaker
2011-10-21 17:44     ` Sebastien Vauban
2011-10-23  9:36   ` Peter Münster
2011-10-24 14:46     ` Wes Hardaker

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