[Blink] contacts feature request

Adrian Georgescu ag at ag-projects.com
Thu Aug 4 21:06:46 CEST 2011


Each group and the contacts they contain have specific properties inherited from their native storage that cannot be mixed together in a uniform way. Keeping the Google Contacts into their own group has to do with the way we thought about the contacts management in order to support different entities like Bonjour Neighbors, Missed Calls, OSX AddressBook, Google Contacts and other things yet to come. We had to make some compromises to accommodate all these possible combinations and this is one of them.

There are +14,000 lines of code for the contacts management compared to only 4000 related to establish a voip call, this can give you an idea of the complexity behind what looks like a very trivial thing from the ourside.

Adrian
  

On Aug 4, 2011, at 2:53 PM, Florian Hoertlehner wrote:

> I understand. But if you don't offer a feature to edit GMail Contacts, then it should not matter if
> the same contact exists multiple times under different labels. Right?
> 
> On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 2:37 PM, Saúl Ibarra Corretgé <saul at ag-projects.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On Aug 3, 2011, at 2:03 PM, Florian Hoertlehner wrote:
> 
> > Hi:
> >
> > You have a feature, where you allow google contacts to show up in Blink.
> > I think the following additon would make great sense:
> >
> > Google Contacts allows for groups; so instead of moving all google contacts,
> > to "Google Contacts"; you could move them to "Google-Group1", "Google-Group2",
> > etc.
> >
> > For me, having 2000 contacts in google contacts in many different groups,
> > such an improvement would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> 
> Google Contacts allow you to have a contact in many different groups, but in Blink each contact belongs to a single group. Thus we'd need to duplicate contacts for each group they belong, which is not a very nice thing to do. There were other reasons, but is the most important one I recall right now.
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