Re: Decoupling GNOME Office?

Sri Ramkrishna wrote:
> > > Will gnome-db be used as a backend for evolution?
> > >
> > I talked once with Miguel about this, and he said it was a good idea, so
> > yes, it will. Another thing that's being discussed on the gnome-db list
> > is the other way round. That is, to have a gnome-db provider (providers
> > in gnome-db are CORBA servers which talk to a specific database server)
> > to access evolution data, that is mail, calendar, contacts, etc.
> Now that would be very interesting.  I'd like to see that happen from a
> user point of view.  This would require that you have well defined
> interfaces in order to share the data.  Thats quite difficult.  You'd have
> to up soem documentation to define what those interfaces would be for new
> office components.
what interfaces are you talking about? the GNOME-DB ones for accessing
this data? if so, this is already done. We've made an
as-generic-as-possible IDL interface so that it can be used for
accessing a database, but also another sort of data source, such as the
evolution data, for example.

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