# imag - [imag-pim.org](https://imag-pim.org)
`imag` is a commandline personal information management suite.
**This application is in early development. There are _some_ things that work,
but we do not consider anything stable or usable at this moment. Feel free to
play around anyways.**
## Goal / What is imag?
Our (long-term) goal is to
> Create a fast, reliable commandline personal
> information management suite which covers all aspects of personal information
> management, consists of reusable parts and integrates well with known
> commandline tools.
Yes, imag is a rather ambitous project as it tries to reimplement functionality for several "personal information management aspects". It is a hobby project, keep that in mind. We try to use standards like vcard and icalendar whereever possible.
imag consists of _modules_ (e.g. `imag-notes`, `imag-tag`, `imag-view`), where
each module covers one PIM aspect.
Here is how to try `imag` out.
`imag` is a _suite/collection_ of tools (like git, for example) and you can
build them individually.
All subdirectories prefixed with "`libimag"` are libraries.
All subdirectories prefixed with `"imag-"` are binaries and compiling them will
give you a commandline application.
We use `make` to automate the build process.
Make sure to _not_ include some `-j 8` arguments, this will _not_ work as you
might think, as the rust compiler automatically parallelizes stuff and if you `make -j 8`, you end up with a pretty high load!
There are several targets for each of the sub-crates in the Makefile:
| Target | Multi | Purpose | Example |
| :--- | ----- | :--- | :--- |
| all | | Build everything, debug mode | `make all` |
| bin | | Build all binaries, debug mode | `make bin` |
| lib | | Build all libraries, debug mode | `make lib` |
| lib-test | | Test all libraries | `make lib-test` |
| imag-bin | | Build only the `imag` binary, debug mode | `make imag-bin` |
| clean | | Remove build artifacts | `make clean` |
| update | | Run `cargo update` | `make update` |
| check-outdated | | Run `cargo outdated` | `make check-outdated`|
| check | * | Run `cargo check` | `make check` |
| install | * | Build everything, release mode, install | `make install` |
| release | * | Build everything, release mode | `make release` |
The `Multi` targets are callable for each sub-crate. For example you can call
`make imag-store-check` to run `cargo check` on the `imag-store` crate.
After you build the module you want to play with, you can simply call the binary
itself with the `--help` flag, to get some help what the module is capable of.
If you installed the module, you can either call `imag-<modulename>` (if the
install-directory is in your `$PATH`), or install the `imag` binary to call `imag
<modulename>` (also if everything is in your `$PATH`).
## Staying up-to-date
We have a [official website for imag](https://imag-pim.org), where I post
[release notes](http://imag-pim.org/releases/) and monthly(ish) updates what's happening in the source tree.
There is no RSS feed, though.
We also have a [mailinglist](https://imag-pim.org/mailinglist/) where I post
updates and where discussion and questions are encouraged.
This is a hobby project, so sometimes things are not optimal and might go
unrecognized and slip through. Feel free to open issues about things you notice!
Though, we have some documentation in [the ./doc subtree](./doc/)
which can be compiled to PDF or a website.
These docs are not published anywhere and are not even integrated into our CI,
so it might be broken (though it's unlikely).
Developer documentation is also available
[online on github.io](https://matthiasbeyer.github.io/imag/imag_documentation/index.html)
and [on docs.rs](https://docs.rs/releases/search?query=imag), though they might
be a bit outdated.
## Please contribute!
We are looking for contributors!
Feel free to open issues for asking questions, suggesting features or other
Also have a look at [the CONTRIBUTING.md file](./CONTRIBUTING.md)!
Have a look at [our website](https://imag-pim.org) where you can find some
information on how to get in touch and so on.
Feel free to join our new IRC channel at freenode: #imag
or our [mailinglist](https://imag-pim.org/mailinglist/).
We chose to distribute this software under terms of GNU LGPLv2.1.