Folks-0.9.8

Introduction to Folks

Folks is a library that aggregates people from multiple sources (eg, Telepathy connection managers and eventually Evolution Data Server, Facebook, etc.) to create metacontacts.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.6 systemd platform.

Package Information

Folks Dependencies

Required

gobject-introspection-1.40.0 and libgee-0.14.0

Recommended

Optional

Tracker-1.0.4, libsocialweb, and Zeitgeist

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/folks

Installation of Folks

First, fix building with recent versions of Tracker:

sed -i "/SPARQL_MAJOR/s:0.16:1.0:g" configure

Install Folks by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-fatal-warnings &&
make

To test the results, issue make -k check from a local X session started with dbus-launch. Note that Tracker tests fail for unknown reasons.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-fatal-warnings: This switch allows the package to build with latest versions of the dependencies.

--enable-tracker-backend: This switch enables building of the the Tracker backend.

--enable-docs: This switch enables documentation generation.

Contents

Installed Programs: folks-import and folks-inspect
Installed Libraries: libfolks-dummy.so, libfolks-eds.so, libfolks-libsocialweb.so, libfolks.so, libfolks-telepathy.so, and libfolks-tracker.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/folks and /usr/lib/folks

Short Descriptions

folks-import

is used to import meta-contact information to libfolks.

folks-inspect

is used to inspect meta-contact information in libfolks.

libfolks-eds.so

contains Evolution specific implementations of the libfolks classes.

libfolks-libsocialweb.so

contains libsocialweb specific implementations of the libfolks classes.

libfolks.so

contains the Folks API functions.

libfolks-telepathy.so

contains Telepathy specific implementations of the libfolks classes.

libfolks-tracker.so

contains Tracker specific implementations of the libfolks classes.

Last updated on 2014-08-26 01:22:00 +0000