Bug 51969 - Feature Request: Use CardDav as an address book source
Summary: Feature Request: Use CardDav as an address book source
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Address-Source
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Reported: 2012-07-10 23:50 UTC by Nikolai Lusan
Modified: 2017-12-06 20:14 UTC (History)
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Description Nikolai Lusan 2012-07-10 23:50:36 UTC
Currently Evolution Address Books are supported as sources, but only if they are local. It would be nice if we could use CardDav/WebDav address books as a source within Libreoffice. I don't know if this could be handled as an extension of the Evolution plugin, or if it would need to be handled as a separate module altogether. It would also be nice to use CardDav as a source for mail-merge.


Comment 1 Paul van der Vlis 2014-07-02 18:39:57 UTC
I would like to have carddav as an addressbook source in LibreOffice too. 

Using Evolution is not a good way, e.g. because Evolution is only available for Linux. And you would need to install Evolution, even when you are using another programm for E-mail.

A native driver would be the best, maybe using a library like pyCardDAV. 

Another way would be using ODBC or something like that. But so far I know there is no carddav driver for ODBC.
Comment 2 Kalle Richter 2016-11-30 23:43:05 UTC
Since this seems to have been ignored by devs, I'd like to stress again how important it is to have CardDAV support in LibreOffice being the only cross-platform protocol/format for addresses.
Comment 3 Johannes Rohr 2017-07-22 10:44:59 UTC
I just want to second this. CardDAV is *the* open standard for contacts exchange. Libreoffice should definitely support it as an address book source.