[maemo-users] syncevolution (was: GPE calendar sync?)

From: Patrick Ohly Patrick.Ohly at gmx.de
Date: Sun Jun 8 17:37:28 EEST 2008
On So, 2008-06-08 at 15:53 +0200, Uwe Kaminski wrote:
> syncevolution never worked when i tried to use it. Actually I installed
> it again and started it:
> ----
> ~ $ syncevolution 
> address books:
> <<system>> (file:///home/user/.osso-abook/db)
> calendars:
> Personal (file:///home/user/.evolution/calendar/local/system)
> memos:
> 15:25:16 GMT +0200 [ERROR] - list: unable to access calendars: failure

It finds your address book and your calendar, but you don't have any
notes. SyncEvolution would support it, but the Evolution Data Server
backend on Maemo doesn't. Besides, there is no GUI either.

The error above during listing databases can be ignored, but
synchronizing memos has to be disabled in the configuration. If you use
0.7, then follow the normal setup instructions [1] plus the Maemo
specific remarks [2].

> Where is a good step by step description? I don't found one...

I have to admit that the setup procedure is unnecessarily complex and on
top of that, the Maemo specific remarks are probably too easy to
overlook. 0.8 will considerably simplify the setup procedure. If you
want to, please try that version instead; see [3].

As a stop-gap measure I have extended the "Getting Started" page with a
pointer to the additional information.

Maintaining n different step-by-step descriptions for each platform
would lead to code, ehm, text duplication (the horror of every
programmer), so instead I'm working on making on step-by-step guide work
on all platforms ;-}

[1] http://www.estamos.de/projects/SyncML/GettingStarted.html
[2] http://www.estamos.de/projects/SyncML/Compatibility.html#Supported+Platforms
[3] http://www.estamos.de/blog/2008/04/20/syncevolution-08-alpha-1/

Bye, Patrick Ohly
Patrick.Ohly at gmx.de

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