Import VCF contacts into Paroli

Laszlo KREKACS laszlo.krekacs.list at
Fri Jun 12 13:08:04 CEST 2009

On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 9:14 AM, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra<rms at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I fixed a python script that imports VCF files into Paroli.
> I'd like to make it do a better job, but I'd need Paroli's
> contacts DB structure, Mirko, do you have a description somewhere?

Paroli Contacts format is cPickle. I think you use the same in your script.

The actual saving happens in paroli-core/tichy/
def save(self, data):
    file = self._open('w')
    pickle.dump(data, file, pickle.HIGHEST_PROTOCOL

Its just a dump of cPickle module.

The question is, how data is prepared. The data (to be saved) is prepared at
    def save(cls):
        """Save all the phone contacts""""Saving phone contacts")
        contacts = tichy.Service.get('Contacts').contacts
        data = [c.to_dict() for c in contacts if isinstance(c, PhoneContact)]
        yield None

Now the question is what is "c" and where is the to_dict() method:
The to_dict() method is at, and the c is a Contact
instance of Contact class (line 140).

So if you place some print here and there it should reveal anything you want
to know. For developing paroli (how to set up), please see this wiki page:

Hope it helps. If you have any question or want to discuss more, please
drop in #paroli channel, we are usually there.

We could also integrate this import thingy in paroli->settings application.
So if you are persevering enough, everyone will benefit from it;)

And we are exploring opimd integration, once it is stable enough,
it is likely paroli contacts will be migrated over. So integrating this
vcf importer is required at some stage anyway.

I urge you to start contributing to paroli!;)


ps: Maybe Mirko can add a bit more info. But he is very busy these days
with his personal life. I hope the dust will settle really soon.

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