[maemo-users] Fresh start [Re: syncevolution]

From: Phillip N. pneumann at gmail.com
Date: Thu Jun 26 02:10:57 EEST 2008

El mié, 25-06-2008 a las 23:02 +0200, Patrick Ohly escribió:
> On Wed, 2008-06-25 at 16:20 -0400, Phillip N. wrote:
> > Ive installed version 0.8 (alpha1), wich seems to work well.
> > I just have some questions:
> > 
> > 1.- I see the events in date (the pimlico program), and not in
> > gpe-calendar. Is is suposted to be this way?
> Yes. It synchronizes the calendar managed by the Evolution Data Server,
> which is used by Dates, but not GPE.
> >  If not how do i make it
> > write to the gpe-calendar database?
> Someone would have to write a SyncEvolution backend for GPE. It's not
> particularly difficult, but I don't have the time to do it myself.

Grate. Thanks for the aclaration. Ill try to get some time and try to do

> > 2.- I just messup almost all our meeting in the office calendar
> > (woops!), wich im restoring, by hand.
> You didn't say whether that was a software or user error. If you think
> it was SyncEvolution's fault, then please let me know.

Know i know what happened.
I sync. and all event were messed up becouse of the timezone. (im
So i delete the dates database and sync again, and i think it was
two-ways, so i guess it a user problem (doh!).

Now, i finish setup my timezone (im really -4 now in the device), and
sync again. and the items are still not in sync with the timezone.
I see items with this comming from the server:

Is that in the correct format? i mean, i guess the Z means its GMT+00,
and my n800 has the correct timezone. I guess there is two options:
a.- problem of the server sending the wrong time or timezone.
b.- the timezone support is not 100% perfect?

> On this occasion let me point out that SyncEvolution does a complete
> database dump in vCard resp. iCalendar format before each sync. When
> using the "logdir" option one can keep the last n of these dumps around.
> If some major goof-up happens, one can restore from that dump - at least
> with Evolution on the desktop. I haven't tried importing with Dates or
> Contacts. Perhaps I should add an option to do it via syncevolution
> itself.

Thanks for the tip, i got the file. Ill try on saturday restore the
events using this. :) (lets cross the fingers)

> >  Is there a way to tell syncevolution to download all event and put them
> > on the database, so have a fresh start? Ive try to specify sync=slow and
> > change the deviceId.
> --sync refresh-from-server resp. refresh-from-client seems to be what
> you want:
> $ syncevolution --sync ?
> --sync
>    requests a certain synchronization mode:
>      two-way             = only send/receive changes since last sync
>      slow                = exchange all items
>      refresh-from-client = discard all remote items and replace with
>                            the items on the client
>      refresh-from-server = discard all local items and replace with
>                            the items on the server
>      one-way-from-client = transmit changes from client
>      one-way-from-server = transmit changes from server
>      none (or disabled)  = synchronization disabled


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