ActBook - the Evolution ACT!-like contact list editor

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This article describes the internals and development history of ActBook, a contact list editor for the Evolution, the popular e-mail client from Ximian GNOME.

Table of Contents
1 What is ActBook?
2 ActBook development history
3 Building and installing ActBook
4 Running ActBook

1 What is ActBook?

ActBook is an Evolution component, designed to offer an ACT!-like interface to the Evolution addressbook. Most of its API mimics the API of the Evolution addressbook component for the simple reason that, well, ActBook is an addressbook app :) ActBook is designed to work with the Ximian GNOME version of Evolution .

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