PIM app for XFce

Stefan Stuhr xfce4devlist at sstuhr.dk
Thu Jul 20 13:25:25 CEST 2006

tor, 20 07 2006 kl. 11:58 +0200, skrev Benedikt Meurer:
> Eugenia Loli-Queru wrote:
> Please use the Xfce mailinglist, as Olivier and myself may not be the
> only ones interested in this.
> > You might want to have a look at this:
> > http://chrislord.net/images/gontact.png
> > It's three very small and very optimized applications (because they were
> > supposed to run on the Nokia 770, and so they were really optimized).
> > With a bit of work you migtht want to fork them and include them on XFce
> > as the official calendar/contacts/mail apps for XFce!!
> I've already seen screenshots of gontact, and atleast the screenshots
> look ok. But as you might know there's already Orage, the Xfce calendar
> app, so it wouldn't make much sense to "include" gcontact in Xfce. But
> of course Juha or Mickael can pick up ideas or code (tho IIRC most of
> the stuff is python).

The only thing Python here is the application gluing the other three
applications together, using gtk.Socket. The Python application itself
doesn't do much; Chris Lord called it "a poor-man's Evolution" on his
blog [1].

What's more interesting is the applications it uses (which are written
in C, AFAIK): TinyMail, Contacts and Dates. I do like some of the ideas
in Dates, like the concept of zooming, instead of switching view. Dates
doesn't work very well with keyboard yet, however.

If you want to look more at the Python glue, then you may want to know
that Chris Lord has made an updated version [2] and screenshot [3] :)

[1]: http://chrislord.net/blog/Software/just-for-fun.essay
[2]: http://www.chrislord.net/files/launchpad.py
[3]: http://www.chrislord.net/images/launchpad.png

> Benedikt


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