[owncloud-devel] Help out in releasing a new contacts app version

malte at wk3.org malte at wk3.org
Wed Sep 9 08:40:11 GMT 2015


Quoting Gerald Vogt (2015-09-09 09:36:57)
> 
> By now, the whole situation gets confusing and annoying as there are 
> repeated new issues posted for which there are PRs already and also you 
> have to keep track who has added which PR manually...

Hi,

there was a discussion regarding this at the ownCloud Contributor
Conference. Everyone agress that the situation is super unfortunate. The
maintainers of the original contacts and calendar app (raghunayyar and
georgehrke) have very limited time resources, but committed to a rewrite
2 years ago anyway. In the meantime libasys made tremendous progress
with the plus apps. Georg and Raghu say, they need till spring next year
to finish their rewrite. But in the end both apps – original and plus –
need major parts rewritten as DeepDiver1975 is in the process of writing
a DAV layer that handles all the DAV (storing and communicating) that is
needed for groupware functionality (if you only use DAV client software,
this would suffice) which would mean that the calendar and contacts apps
would be reduced to the interface functionality alone.

Where does that leave us?

No one really knows. But it will definetely take a couple of months to
figure it all out.


Sincerely,

Malte


PS: The DAV app in its early stage: https://github.com/DeepDiver1975/dav


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