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Bug 665083 - Improve API for system groups
Improve API for system groups
Product: folks
Classification: Platform
Component: libfolks
git master
Other All
: Normal enhancement
: Unset
Assigned To: folks-maint
Depends on:
Blocks: 661490
Reported: 2011-11-28 20:27 UTC by Philip Withnall
Modified: 2018-08-04 08:32 UTC
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Description Philip Withnall 2011-11-28 20:27:19 UTC
There are various ‘system’ groups which make an appearance in folks, mostly coming from Google Contacts via EDS. For example, “My Contacts” in Google Contacts maps to EDS’ “Personal” group. (See:

Making users of folks compare against potentially-translated group names to try and work out if a persona’s in a system group is an icky API. We should be able to do better, though this may require modifying EDS to also expose information about ‘system’ groups.
Comment 1 Guillaume Desmottes 2011-11-29 09:40:57 UTC
Humm so maybe an easier fix for would be to just ignore "system" groups in Empathy.

Would be cool to have this for 3.4.
Comment 2 Alexander Larsson 2011-11-29 11:13:32 UTC
Not only is it translated, but the translation domain is version dependent.
Here is my hack to use it:
Comment 3 GNOME Infrastructure Team 2018-08-04 08:32:27 UTC
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