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[bug] - loosing all existing FB contacts etc. by FB API change [not relevant]

asked 2015-04-17 14:13:09 +0300

evo3de gravatar image

updated 2015-04-17 14:18:25 +0300

Yes i know there is a change of FB API, but is there a workaround to stay the existing synced contacts, Cal, profile Pics etc. persistend. I don´t want to loose all date of my merged contacts.

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I think there remove the code, so no. But I'm not a dev so...

heubergen ( 2015-04-17 16:10:11 +0300 )edit

the location of the avatars and the database that links photo with contact is in /home/nemo/.local/share/system/ it also contains the photos from facebook gallery etc. Maybe some one with skills could make a script to save those files to some where and after the update link avatars to contacts using the existing database... I have no experiens in coding so I don't know if this is possible... One way to do it the hard way is copying the avatars to safe location and then from people app change the profile picture one by one...

luigitheluigi ( 2015-04-17 16:37:18 +0300 )edit

FB Calendar still works.

ssahla ( 2015-04-17 16:47:24 +0300 )edit

I'm copying avatars out of that directory and assigning them to my contacts in my newly working ownCloud CardDAV. Who needs facebook anyway....?

Andy Branson ( 2015-04-20 17:20:11 +0300 )edit

So, and now whats happens exactly if i update from 1.1.2 to 1.1.4? Which data will be lost? Coult someone tell us who did the update allready?

evo3de ( 2015-05-06 10:33:02 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-04-17 16:31:18 +0300

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I think the problem is, that the funcionality is disabled, so this feature is noch available - and the old data disappieres. The link between data and account must be deleted, without loosing the data. How to make this data independend of the account from where they comes. This is a ugly problem and must be solved until maior release 1.1.4.x xor 30.4.2015 (end of FB Api)

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What we've 'lost' from FB account functionality:

  • fb contacts
  • fb messaging
  • fb calendar
  • fb notifications

sharing images directly from gallery, and FB images are still functional.

pmelas ( 2015-04-17 16:37:47 +0300 )edit

and like i understand. it wont be solved in the next days. it depends on how facebook reacts.

mettska ( 2015-04-17 19:35:30 +0300 )edit

I cannot edit my previous comment, apparently sharing images from gallery works, you can even see and add comments. Notifications seems to work and possibly calendar.

pmelas ( 2015-04-18 00:00:25 +0300 )edit

stop using Facebook until 30.4.2015 and never do same misstake again :D

pan tau ( 2015-04-20 02:24:34 +0300 )edit

Loosing Profil / Avatar pics is the worst issue for me and it doesn´t seems to be work again :.(

evo3de ( 2015-04-20 10:25:32 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-06-09 13:36:52 +0300

Andy Branson gravatar image

I've just received an email from Microsoft informing me that all contact sync with Facebook will be removed from Outlook and the Windows People app. If MS can't coax them into sharing their friend lists, Jolla don't stand a chance...

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Badnews :(

evo3de ( 2015-06-09 13:49:25 +0300 )edit

Apparently it still works in Windows Phone 8.1, because they removed it and transferred responsibility for contact sync to the Facebook app. Facebook's definitely had its ball back.

Andy Branson ( 2015-06-09 17:20:39 +0300 )edit

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