[RCD] contact groups

S c o t t K r a m e r scott_list at clevelanddata.com
Tue Mar 30 16:15:59 CEST 2010

I like this idea

On Tue, 30 Mar 2010 06:53:25 -0700, Andres Sulleiro
<Andres.Sulleiro at razorfish.com> wrote:
> 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
> group name, and you can click the "+" icon next to the name to change it
> show all addresses (for example, so you can remove certain addresses
> the group). Or, leave it as is and outlook resolves who it needs to go
> 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]
> 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
> 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
> 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
> or the other recipient. The disadvantage of this behavior is that the
> recipients field will be cluttered with many addresses. Other mail
> 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
> If no group is selected, the "delete" function will prompt the user
> 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.
> Regards,
> Thomas
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