OpenGroupware Coils 0.1.49rc7 has been uploaded to PyPI and SourceForge.In order to provide easy configuration CardDAV-Sync uses the well_known standard - so you can avoid entering tedious WebDAV paths to collections of contacts (aka address books). The new well_known support in 01.49rc7 allows CardDAV-Sync to discover the location of the address books and present them clearly to the user. So configuring a CardDAV-Sync client requires nothing more than the host name, user name, password, and selecting the address book you want on your device. Of course you can create multiple accounts in order to have multiple address books.
|Thanks to service discovery CardDAV-Sync configuration is simple.|
For convenience the "All Contacts" addressbook is hidden from the CardDAV-Sync client (based on user agent detection) - as all contacts can be simply too large a collection for easy use on a small and resource constrained device such as a phone.The address books "Favorites" and "Users" are fixed and cannot be renamed or deleted by the user - these contain favorite contacts and all the server's users, respectively. The "Users" address book is read-only. Creating a contact in the favorite address book will automatically make that contact a favorite.
New address books can be created via WebDAV by simply creating a new collection [folder] in the "/dav/Contacts" collection [folder].
|The contents of /dav/Contacts viewed in GNOME's Nautilus file browser. New address books can be created simply by creating a new folder.|
Even user's of 4.x devices may want to look at DMFS' excellent CardDAV-Sync Pro and ContactEditor-Pro applications as they extend the capabilities of contact management on Android. If you are using a device linked to a proprietary marketplace these applications should be available there, otherwise they can be acquired from the AndroidPIT.
Technical information regarding support forthe CardDAV-Sync client can be found at that client's wiki page of the OpenGroupware Coil's development wiki.