[nycbug-talk] Ldap -> mac environment

Bob Ippolito bob
Thu Jun 3 20:27:18 EDT 2004

On Jun 3, 2004, at 8:19 PM, Marco Scoffier wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 03, 2004 at 05:25:00PM -0400, Mikel King wrote:
>>   I recall a project add on for Mozilla that was to access MySql...I
>>   am unfortunately not able to pull up my notes on this right now but
>>   I will get back to you later tonite. I also remember that the
>>   project might have been convrted to an ADO so the any supported db
>>   could be accessed...obviously all of this is mute if you are not
>>   upto learning xul...but (I know I'm rambling) the was yet another
>>   project to bind php as well as another for python scripting directly
>>   into M.
> I've been thinking of attacking the xul.  As I said I think having a
> button in the mailclient would be a much more attractive solution than
> suggesting they cut and paste into a web-app.
> I am already planning another migration of the FileMakerPro contacts
> database which was out of sync with the Mozilla addressbook.  My plan
> was to put the address book into ldap (which didn't work like I
> expected) and then evaluate whether SQL or ldap was a better
> replacement.  I already got the FilemakerPro stuff into a format 
> similar
> to the Mozilla AddressBook, but the client issues with ldap are
> worrisome.
> I am certainly interested in any XUL work in the contacts database 
> area.
> For lack of time, I have not yet gone on an extensive search through 
> the
> mozilla extensions.

What about writing a little application (a la iSync, but the plugin API 
for that is not public yet, IIRC) that synchronizes their local Mozilla 
mail contacts with an LDAP server?  You could even do it with a little 
[insert language of choice] script, if the clients are on OS X, because 
it ships with OpenLDAP installed (at least in 10.3).

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