Google contact sync

Bug #678044 reported by Allen Lowe on 2010-11-21
This bug affects 33 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Dexter - Old

Bug Description

Dexter needs to have 2-way sync with Google contacts. I will create a simple api, and a timer that other syncing services can hook into.

Allen Lowe (lallenlowe) on 2010-11-21
Changed in dexter-rolodex:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
Allen Lowe (lallenlowe) wrote :

get login info from Postler if it exists!

Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2010-12-06
Changed in dexter-rolodex:
milestone: none → 0.20

why was this branch unlinked?

Adnane Belmadiaf (daker) wrote :

Sorry i'll re-push it, i forgot to remove my gmail password from the file :D that's why, maybe you should write the API first then i'll write the functions depending on what we need.

Allen Lowe (lallenlowe) wrote :

Adnane, I haven't decided on how the API will work yet. Seeing the kind of data that google will be sending and receiving can help me narrow it down.

Adnane Belmadiaf (daker) on 2010-12-08
tags: added: synchronization

Isn't this going to be provided by an existing sync implementation for evolution-data-server?

Pavlo Bohmat (bohm) wrote :

evolution-data-server is not needed!

Pavlo: not needed but dexter is going to be rewritten in GTK3, Vala and evolution-data-server anyway, so we get Google sync for free.

Mario Guerriero (mefrio-g) wrote :

hey people I can create a "plugin" in python which save in a file all the google contacts from an account. I have just created a script to do it and if someone of you are interested to this solution can send me a private message or, if you like, we can continue to talk about this problem here


1. If you already have the script, you should publish it rather than offer it via PM. Remember, this is open source.

2. evolution-data-server seems to be the preferred idea.

Tim (agryps) wrote :


i'm very glad to see you working on a sync between google and dexter. Go on! OpenSource Rocks!

Shane H (shane.h) wrote :

I would like if I could put my Google account details in just one place, and all the appropriate elements of the Elementary OS would use these details (e.g. Google Contacts for Dexter, Gmail for Postler email settings, Google Talk for Empathy, etc).

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