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Maemo + N810

I haven’t written about the Maemo (aka Nokia 770/N800 and soon N810) port of SyncEvolution here yet. Let’s fill this glaring gap…

Nokia N810 Developer Program

The only reason why there is SyncEvolution for Nokia’s Internet Tablets is that I got included in the developer program for the 770 and could buy it at a discount. I am happy to report that Nokia was so kind to include me again in the developer program for the N810. Without the discounts I probably wouldn’t have bothered buying either the 770 or the N810, so Nokia really deserves everyone’s thanks for setting up the developer program! I don’t have the N810 yet (the German Nokia web shop does not yet accept the discount code), but that’s just a matter of time. Getting one is important because keeping up with recent OS developments is difficult with the 770 (OS2008 hacker edition anyone?).

Software Catalog and Repository

SyncEvolution is intentionally compiled for an old OS and distributed as one package which works on that and all more recent OS releases. The Maemo software catalog expects that software has to be recompiled for each OS and therefore tracks packages per OS, so there are SyncEvolution entries for OS2006 (N770) and for OS2007 (hacker edition for 770, N800). As soon as I can test it, I will also add one for the new OS2008 (N800, N810). You can download and rate SyncEvolution via those pages.

I still haven’t made up my mind whether I should push the package into the “extras” repository, as some users have requested. For the time being I’ll continue to host it in the estamos.de repository: it works for me and hopefully isn’t too much of a burden for users – just use the install files…

{ 4 } Comments

  1. Robert | December 29, 2007 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    What I am really interested in is syncing Evolutions’ calendar with Googles’ calendar.
    Could I do that with this software?

  2. Frederik | December 29, 2007 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    Robert, Google uses its own proprietary API. There is an Evolution plugin in the works that will allow syncing Evolution with Google Calendar. In the meanwhile, you might be interested in a project called GCalDaemon which allows to sync various calendars with Google, including Evolution.

    An alternative would be to use Scheduleworld as SyncML server with SyncEvolution, and let Scheduleworld sync with Google Calendar.

  3. john | February 1, 2008 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    I tried downloading the 2006 version, but it hangs saying: “Downloading 295kB”, then times out with a download failure.

  4. Patrick Ohly | February 1, 2008 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    estamos.de is bridging the request to the SourceForge download servers; the server it accessed was unresponsive. I have changed the server, please try again.

    In the long run I’ll probably say good-bye to SF and host all files on estamos.de, but I’m not yet ready to make the cut.

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