EDS (Evolution) contacts integration is missing

Bug #1315510 reported by Daniel Gnoutcheff on 2014-05-02
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This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
thunderbird (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Ubuntu's Thunderbird used to support reading and writing contacts from the Evolution address book, presumably though the Thunderbird EDS Contacts extension <https://launchpad.net/thunderbird-eds-extension>. In trusty, this extension appears to be missing, and the contacts in my Evolution address book (which is my primary address book) are no longer accessible in Thunderbird.

I really liked this extension, as I enjoy having a centralized address book on my desktop. I also used the Evolution address book with syncevolution (for my N900), gnome-shell (via gnome-contacts), and empathy.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: thunderbird 1:24.5.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-24.46-generic 3.13.9
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64
AddonCompatCheckDisabled: False
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
AudioDevicesInUse:
 USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
 /dev/snd/controlC0: gnoutchd 16889 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p: gnoutchd 16889 F...m pulseaudio
BuildID: 20140428202043
Channel: Unavailable
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Fri May 2 15:34:44 2014
ForcedLayersAccel: False
IpRoute:
 default via 10.179.201.1 dev eth0 proto static metric 1024
 10.179.201.0/24 dev eth0 proto kernel scope link src 10.179.201.80
 10.179.201.0/24 dev wlan0 proto kernel scope link src 10.179.201.102
Profile1PrefSources:
 prefs.js
 /usr/lib/thunderbird/extensions/{e2fda1a4-762b-4020-b5ad-a41df1933103}/defaults/preferences/lightning.js
 /usr/lib/thunderbird/extensions/{a62ef8ec-5fdc-40c2-873c-223b8a6925cc}/defaults/preferences/preferences.js
 /usr/lib/mozilla/extensions/{3550f703-e582-4d05-9a08-453d09bdfdc6}/{847b3a00-7ab1-11d4-8f02-006008948af5}/defaults/preferences/enigmail.js
 /usr/lib/mozilla/extensions/{3550f703-e582-4d05-9a08-453d09bdfdc6}/{847b3a00-7ab1-11d4-8f02-006008948af5}/defaults/preferences/000system.js
Profile1Prefs:
 extensions.lastAppVersion: "24.3.0" (prefs.js)
 network.cookie.prefsMigrated: true (prefs.js)
Profile2PrefSources:
 prefs.js
 /usr/lib/thunderbird/extensions/{e2fda1a4-762b-4020-b5ad-a41df1933103}/defaults/preferences/lightning.js
 /usr/lib/thunderbird/extensions/{a62ef8ec-5fdc-40c2-873c-223b8a6925cc}/defaults/preferences/preferences.js
 /usr/lib/mozilla/extensions/{3550f703-e582-4d05-9a08-453d09bdfdc6}/{847b3a00-7ab1-11d4-8f02-006008948af5}/defaults/preferences/enigmail.js
 /usr/lib/mozilla/extensions/{3550f703-e582-4d05-9a08-453d09bdfdc6}/{847b3a00-7ab1-11d4-8f02-006008948af5}/defaults/preferences/000system.js
Profile2Prefs:
 extensions.lastAppVersion: "24.3.0" (prefs.js)
 network.cookie.prefsMigrated: true (prefs.js)
 plugin.importedState: true (prefs.js)
Profiles:
 Profile0 (Default) - LastVersion=24.5.0/20140428202043 (In use)
 Profile1 - LastVersion=24.3.0/20140210221147 (Out of date)
 Profile2 - LastVersion=24.3.0/20140210221147 (Out of date)
RelatedPackageVersions:
 rhythmbox-mozilla 3.0.2-0ubuntu1
 totem-mozilla 3.10.1-1ubuntu4
 gnome-shell 3.10.4-0ubuntu5
RfKill:
 1: phy1: Wireless LAN
  Soft blocked: no
  Hard blocked: no
RunningIncompatibleAddons: False
SourcePackage: thunderbird
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2014-04-15 (17 days ago)
WpaSupplicantLog:

dmi.bios.date: 02/27/2012
dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.bios.version: 7LETD0WW (2.30 )
dmi.board.name: 7733A82
dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.board.version: Not Available
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvr7LETD0WW(2.30):bd02/27/2012:svnLENOVO:pn7733A82:pvrThinkPadR61/R61i:rvnLENOVO:rn7733A82:rvrNotAvailable:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNotAvailable:
dmi.product.name: 7733A82
dmi.product.version: ThinkPad R61/R61i
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO

Daniel Gnoutcheff (gnoutchd) wrote :
micred (tict) wrote :

I also miss that extension after upgrading from 13.10

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
RastaPopoulos (flbl) wrote :

I confirm the loss.

I used to put my real contacts in this adress book because they were then accessible in different contexts : Thunderbird, standalone Contacts app, Empathy, etc. Now I have to duplicate all contents…

ianni67 (ianni67) wrote :

I confirm the issue. A very bad one, indeed, as I have 2 smartphones, one android tablet and 3 notebooks to be synchronized with my desktop. I use syncevolution as sync engine and EDS as backend. I've always loved thunderbird more than evolution but since several months I cannot use thunderbird because it does not sync anymore with EDS.

Stefano Maffulli (smaffulli) wrote :

I have a non-functioning machine basically... my productivity is impaired by this issue. Any workaround?

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