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Author: Ivaylo Dimitrov
To: Pavel Machek
CC: Merlijn Wajer, Tony Lindgren, sre, nekit1000, mpartap, martin_rysavy, maemo-leste, Arthur D.
Subject: Re: [maemo-leste] Grand plan to get make phones... phone (for Motorola Droid 4)

On 11.05.20 г. 17:01 ч., Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
>>>> but I'd really like to see different design, one that treats SMSes as
>>>> emails (not like instant messages), so I could read them using mutt and
>>>> use imap protocol to access them remotely. I'd like to store my
>>>> contacts in plain text (version controlled in git), not in binary
>>>> databases.
>> How would you access them remotely? Would you push them somewhere using
>> imap sync?
> That, or imapd and offlineimap, or imapd and mutt, or ssh an mutt on
> the phone...
>> osso-abook and/or telepathy database formats should be pretty open /
>> simple, so it might not be very hard to write tooling to synchronise
>> both ways - for contacts (db <-> plain text + git) and for sms <->
>> maildir.
> I'm not saying osso-abook / telepathy is an disaster... but I don't
> believe it fits well with rest of the "Unix" system and believe we can do
> better. Two way synchronization is fairly hard, and I could not get it
> to work, neither on Android nor on Maemo...
> I'd like to be able to work with SMSes with more than one client at
> the time. E-mail can somehow do it.
> For contacts, I keep them in tree-like structure in emacs org, and
> usualy keep very little details for each contact. Order is important

I think that way we're going to lose one of the very strong points of
maemo contacts - the aggregation of contact and presence, unless I am
missing something.

> * Family
> * Horse people
> ** Zernovka stables
> Tonda Aron -- 800123456
> I don't think that is reasonable to import into database and expect it
> to survive export :-).
> Best regards,
>                                 Pavel