Lubos woke the dormant Portland project by creating a first implementation of a possible desktop adapter API.
Having some experience due to my work on QDS I volunteered to put some work into it as well, especially KDE related backend code.
The task description is not very detailed so I thought that by adding some query and access functions would give interested developers the chance to provide feedback rather than coming up with a specification without knowning what we, the desktop enviroment developers, can implement without too much trouble.
Last week I quickly added a couple of addressbook related functions to Lubos' code and implemented the KDE backend for them.
However, DE integration APIs are only good for evaluation if you can at least test with two backends, so I checked how difficult it would be to do a GNOME backend for it as well.
But unfortunately the EDS client API is, uhh, under-documented :)
Speaking of GNOME: I used some of the GNOME related code in QDS to bootstrap a dapi_gnome daemon, or rather a copy of Lubos' generic daemon extended to use GNOME-VFS functions for opening and executing URLs.
Lets see if this really ugly abuse ;) of GNOME's API lures some of their developers into the trap^W fun
P.S.: According to ajax this should make it to planet-fdo, so hello to all readers there