[maemo-users] Nokia 770 Apps That Sync With Linux Apps (Ryan Pavlik)

From: Ryan Pavlik abiryan at ryand.net
Date: Thu Aug 23 23:54:33 EEST 2007
Lawrence Hegarty wrote:
>> I've used GPE, OpenSync, and Evolution, but I know there are K-app sync
>> plugins for OpenSync and so I'd imagine with just a little
>> experimentation my instructions would apply.
>> http://cleardefinition.com/page/Sync_Evolution_and_GPE_on_N800/ is the
>> link (don't be fooled by the name - It should work on a 770 just as
>> well).  The step you'd need to change is in "*Set up
>> MultiSync-Gui/OpenSync on Desktop"*, 4. "Add Member", "Evolution 2.x".
>>  From what I see on the OpenSync web page, you'd select "kdepim" there.
>> (This would sync calendar, todo, and contacts, I believe - make sure
>> that you choose to compile the kdepim plugin if you build OpenSync
>> yourself.)
>> For synchronizing notes, since those are just simple files (actually
>> HTML files that import great into AbiWord on the desktop for converting
>> to any format you like), you might try Unison - it's kind of a like a
>> two-directional "rsync", if you've heard of that.  I've never gotten
>> Unison to work for me, but I've only put about 3-5 minutes into trying
>> :)  If you only want to transfer notes from 770 to desktop, following
>> the steps to set up the SSH needed in my guide will get the tough stuff
>> for rsync set up easily.  Then, just install rsync on both 770 and
>> desktop, and install Grsync (or a comparable KDE app) and sync to your
>> heart's content!  (I've done this - works well.  Your documents are in
>> /home/user/MyDocs/.documents/ I believe.)
>> Good luck!  If you get these syncs to work out, let me know and I'll
>> update my guide so that I don't leave out the KDE folks.
> I used Ryan's guide to get get sync to work between GPE (n800) and KDE
> PIM (kubuntu 7.04).  It was not problem at all - just some slight
> tweaking to use KDE PIM instead of Evolution.
> Don't hesitate to ask some questions if you run into problems.
> Lawrence Hegarty
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Great to hear - thanks!  I will update my guide soon to reflect this.


Ryan Pavlik
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AbiWord Community Outreach Project: www.cleardefinition.com/oss/abi/blog/

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