[RCD] contact groups

Andres Sulleiro Andres.Sulleiro at razorfish.com
Tue Mar 30 15:53:25 CEST 2010

2. Personally, I like the MS Outlook way (yeah, yeah, yeah...), which is to do both. 

When you first add a group, in the address field it's shown only with the group name, and you can click the "+" icon next to the name to change it to show all addresses (for example, so you can remove certain addresses from the group). Or, leave it as is and outlook resolves who it needs to go to once you click "send".

Kind of the best of both worlds, if you ask me.

// Andrés

-----Original Message-----
From: dev-bounces+andres.sulleiro=razorfish.com at lists.roundcube.net [mailto:dev-bounces+andres.sulleiro=razorfish.com at lists.roundcube.net] On Behalf Of Thomas Bruederli
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2010 10:11 AM
To: RoundCube Dev
Subject: Re: [RCD] contact groups

Hi devs and list lurkers

The contact groups feature in trunk is not yet finished and there remain a
few questions I couldn't finally answer by myself. Any feedback and
suggestions are welcome:

1) Should every address source provide it's own groups? This would mean
that the groups list will also be replaced when switching between address
sources (i.e. SQL address book and LDAP).
Currently the listed groups only belong to the local address book and
therefore only contacts from this address source can be stored in groups. I
assume that LDAP in general would support groups as well.

2) When composing a message, groups are also included in the
find-as-you-type query and will be simply expanded when selecting them.
This is the GMail way and has the advantage, that one can still remove one
or the other recipient. The disadvantage of this behavior is that the
recipients field will be cluttered with many addresses. Other mail clients
such as Thunderbird resolve the group members when the message is sent.

3) How to remove contacts from a group? The current implementation just
removes the contact when hitting "delete" and a contact group is selected.
If no group is selected, the "delete" function will prompt the user before
finally deleting the currently selected contact.

Please let me know your opinions and ideas about the behavior of the
contact groups in the address book and also in compose mode.


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