gfa - GTK+ fast address

gfa is a small and fast address book written in C and GTK+2. It uses sqlite as backend for the addresses.

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August 2nd, 2007
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October 21th, 2006
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September 24th, 2006
September 23rd, 2006 (the second)
September 23rd, 2006


The current release is a beta release, but it is stable. It is ready for daily usage, no crashes appears in the tests. No data loss or something similar happens. Nevertheless there can be bugs, so be warned.


I think it's not necessary to write here how to use gfa. It's self-explainig. If you wan't to create a new contact press 'New', fill out the fields and press 'Save'. If you change anything in the fields or the image, you must press 'Save' to save the changes, otherwise the changes will be lost, but I think that's clear. 'Delete' will delete the contact from your list. There will be a question if you really want to delete for accidently clicking. If you don't like the selected image anymore, than you can change it to the default icon by clicking 'Use default icon' in the file dialog.
You can create new groups, delete old groups or rename them over the menu 'Groups'. The groups will be listed in the combobox on the left. Changing a contact's group is very easy, just change his group in the combobox on the lower right side on the 'more fields' and press 'Save'. The contact will be immediately moved to the new group. Change the combobox on the upper left and you will only see the contacts of this group on the upper right combobox. If you want to delete a group with contacts, all contacts of this group can be delete or move to the 'General' group. 'Quit' quits gfa. That's all.


You will need:


Download the package from a, extract the archive, change to the newly created directory (usually gfa-x.x) and type configure, make and as root make install. Start gfa with gfa.

Prebuild packages


Here are two screenshots of gfa. The first shows the dialog to edit and view the contact, the second screenshot shows the ComboBox with various contacts.

screenshot of gfa

Screenshot of gfa

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This is a random summary of things, that I want to implement in further versions:

Known issues

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