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Re: [Phpgroupware-users] New contacts backend

From: Robin Marquis
Subject: Re: [Phpgroupware-users] New contacts backend
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 13:07:13 +0200 (CEST)
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I've had to rewrite the ldif a little to make more ou's but evolution will
quite happily read/write contacts. Its just a little bit flakey on
organising them.
I use this alongside phpmyldapadmin to move entries around.

Marco Gaiarin said:
> Mandi! Alex Borges
>   In chel di` si favelave...
>> > I hope that the ``8 table wide application'' have not braked the ldap
>> > compatibility... ;)))
>> It can export the data in a somehow configurable way directly to an ldap
>> server (thus keeping it sincronized), but its not the same as the other
>> one because it is much more complex to fit into a simple hierarchy like
>> ldap. (Many persons can belong to an ou, many ous can belong to an ou,
> This, for me, is a very bad news. ;(
> LDAP is a very good tool for integration in a local area, with LDAP and
> phpgw the user can manage contacts and use these also in other email
> clients and various programs.
>> Im shure that for any test case i can come up with, there is a way to
>> model it in LDAP, the problem is that we cannot code for only one model
>> of the data, we need to keep it open so that you guys can fit it where
>> you want.
> It is true that i've not found an email client that can import contacts
> to LDAP, they are all readonly/query tools, so consider to implement at
> least a tool to extract a subset of data and import these to an LDAP
> server (some sor of syncronization from phpgw contacts and a LDAP
> server).
> At least, for me the missing of a real contacts backend to LDAP is a
> real miss. ;(
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