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Google Contacts and M11

#1 Postby Jerry3904 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:05 pm

This is very cool! After having no luck by searching the web, I simply went to Synaptic and searched on "Google." Found and installed the package below, and now I sync Google Contacts with the M11 desktop so it can be used anywhere in the system.

Could someone please step through this to review it for the Manual:
<li>You can sync your Gmail contacts with your desktop so that they will be available in any application:</li>
<ul><li>Install <strong>akonadi-kde-resource-googledata</strong> from the repos</li>
<li>Log out and back in to restart KDE</li>
<li>Click <strong>Start Menu > System > System Settings > Personal Information</strong> to get to the Configure KDE Resources page</li>
<li>Use the pull-down menu to select Contacts, then click Add...</li>
<li>Highlight Personal Contacts > Manage Address Book Sources > Add...</li>
<li>HighlightAkonadi Google Contacts Resource > OK</li>
<li>Provide account info > OK</li>
<li>Click out to return to the Configure KDE Resources page</li>
<li>Highlight and click the Use as Standard button if that is what you want.</li>
</ul>
Have similar copy for Calendar coming.
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Re: Google Contacts and M11

#2 Postby peregrine » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:44 pm

Looks good to me
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Re: Google Contacts and M11

#3 Postby Jerry3904 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:54 pm

Did you try actually doing it on a M11 install and see if it works?
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Re: Google Contacts and M11

#4 Postby peregrine » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:08 pm

I install following the directions. I do not use Kmail, but opened it and all my contacts were there.
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Re: Google Contacts and M11

#5 Postby Jerry3904 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:10 pm

Isn't that easy?! Awesome...
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Re: Google Contacts and M11

#6 Postby pcallahan80 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:13 pm

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I think there may be a typo...shouldn't it be "install akonadi-kde-resource-googledata"?

...instead of "install akonadi-kde-resource-google"

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Re: Google Contacts and M11

#7 Postby Jerry3904 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:17 pm

Could be, have to go over to the other side (heh) and check.

EDIT: yup. The window's title bar was not wide enough to catch it all.
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Re: Google Contacts and M11

#8 Postby pcallahan80 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:37 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:This is very cool! After having no luck by searching the web, I simply went to Synaptic and searched on "Google." Found and installed the package below, and now I sync Google Contacts with the M11 desktop so it can be used anywhere in the system.

Could someone please step through this to review it for the Manual:
<li>You can sync your Gmail contacts with your desktop so that they will be available in any application:</li>
<ul><li>Install <strong>akonadi-kde-resource-google</strong> from the repos</li>
<li>Log out and back in to restart KDE</li>
<li>Click <strong>Start Menu > System > System Settings > Personal Information</strong> to get to the Configure KDE Resources page</li>
<li>Use the pull-down menu to select Contacts, then click Add...</li>
<li>Highlight Personal Contacts > Manage Address Book Sources > Add...</li>
<li>HighlightAkonadi Google Contacts Resource > OK</li>
<li>Provide account info > OK</li>
<li>Click out to return to the Configure KDE Resources page</li>
<li>Highlight and click the Use as Standard button if that is what you want.</li>
</ul>
Have similar copy for Calendar coming.


Ok, I tried this on M11b2...I may be doing something wrong, but what I saw after installing "akonadi-kde-resource-googledata" did not match the instructions:

When I get to the Configure KDE Resources menu and I follow the instructions: "Use the pull-down menu to select Contacts, then click Add..." I get a dialog box with the following choices:
-Akonadi Address Books (Provides access to contact stored in Akonadi address book folders)
-Folder (Provides access to contacts....etc.)
-LDAP (Provides access to contact....yada..yada.)
-Network (Provides....)

What am I missing?

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Re: Google Contacts and M11

#9 Postby peregrine » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:19 pm

you click the first choice. Then click "manage address book sources " in the next window that opens.
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Re: Google Contacts and M11

#10 Postby Jerry3904 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:33 pm

How could we make the directions clearer?
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