Sat 7 May, 2016 04:06 pm
Am migrating from MS Windows to some flavor of Linux. Biggest issue is finding an adequate Personal Information Manager. I've been trying out all the major ones available in Linux.
I am amazed at how much trouble I'm having doing data exports -> imports of address books, using LDIF or vCard file formats. For example, exporting the address book from Thunderbird email client for import into Gnome Evolution. If I use LDIF format, the notes field doesn't import. If I use vCard format, phone numbers and/or email addresses don't get imported.
What on EARTH? I'd assumed these were mature and well-understood methods of getting data out of applications and into others. Boy was I in for a rude surprise.
I do this much export -> import of data infrequently, so I don't have context. Is what I'm describing - getting fields in records to import correctly fairly common? Or am I cursed or just having a real bad month?
Thanks for your insight.
I wonder if you are just running into some of the unpolished edges that Linux as a desktop has. Those issues are definitely not as common in the Windows or Mac world.