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SyncML Client for KDE4

As I just learned, there is a SyncML client for KDE4 which supports contacts, events, tasks and notes. I would never have guessed which one: it is SyncEvolution ;-)

A while back I added support for synchronizing files in a specific directory. Each file must contain a complete item, like for example a VCALENDAR with a VEVENT inside. These instructions in the ScheduleWorld Wiki describe how SyncEvolution’s file backend can be hooked up with KDE4’s PIM.

There are some shortcomings, most notably KDE’s habit of copying instead of overwriting files when editing them. So I agree with Alex, this “less than perfect”, but it is better than nothing. The Akunambol code sniper project will provide direct access to KDE data and shouldn’t have this problem, but it remains to be seen when it will be finished. In the meantime, try out SyncEvolution…

{ 3 } Comments

  1. confusionplusplus | February 17, 2009 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    Glad it works for you.

    As for me, like 99.9999999% of the working people in this world, my host calendar/contact database is Microsoft outlook.

    So I’m looking for something to sync this so-far worthless Nokia N810 to Outlook and I run across the following statement on this web site:

    “In theory the source code could also be compiled for Evolution on Windows, but so far no-one has tried that. ”

    Which explains why after 10 years, Linux is still stuck in geekland. When you guys finally move out of your mother’s basement and get a real job will the rest of us finally get an alternative to Mickysoft?

    Sorry if that’s harsh, but I’ve been waiting a long time for that alternative and this expensive Nokia was a heck of a big disappointment.

  2. Patrick Ohly | February 17, 2009 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    confusionplusplus, I do have a real job as a software developer, thanks very much. Luckily it doesn’t involve writing software for Windows.

    I’m not sure what you are trying to say. Use Linux + Evolution and you will have SyncEvolution binaries. Isn’t that what you want?

    If you want to stick with Windows+Outlook, then try the Funambol Outlook client. It allows you to synchronize Outlook with a SyncML server and from there to the Nokia.

  3. rune | February 18, 2010 at 12:47 am | Permalink

    confusionplusplus, you are an idiot.

    Stick to Microsoft and come back and comment when you’ve got a clue.

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