SyncEvolution 1.3.1 released

SyncEvolution 1.3.1 fixes some minor issues found after 1.3 was released.

* command line: fix output of –import for directories

The running count at the start of the line (#0, #1, …) was
not incremented when reading individual files from a directory.

  • Funambol: work around PHOTO TYPE=image/jpeg, part II

    The final version of the fix hadn’t made it into the source code.

  • vCalendar 1.0 + tasks: DUE date could be shifted by a day (FDO #55238)

    Because of incomplete support for time conversion, the due date
    could get mixed up when phone and PC were set to something other
    than UTC. Reported and fixed by Peter Jan.

  • syncevolution-evolution had incorrect dependencies

    Installation on older Linux distros was not possible because the ebook/ecal
    package dependencies were named incorrectly, for example libebook-1.2-10
    instead of libebook1.2-10. Only more recent packages have the extra
    dash, for example libebook-1.2-12. Reported by Mariusz Sokolowski.

  • GTK-3 UI: fixed compile problem

    The GTK-3 UI depends on a class from gio-unix-2.0 and failed to
    compile on Fedora Core 16 because the configure checks for that lib
    (and thus the compiler flags) were missing. Reported by Peter

  • Curl: allow using it in the D-Bus server

    In the past, using curl as HTTP transport in the syncevo-dbus-server
    was prevented, leading to “unsupported transport type is specified in
    the configuration”. The reason was that using curl would block the
    server and make it unresponsive on D-Bus.

    This reason has gone away, because now the HTTP traffic happens in a
    separate process. Thus now it is allowed to use curl in the

  • fix for false negative in syncevo-dbus-server testing

Upgrading from release 1.2.x

The sync format of existing configurations for Mobical (aka Everdroid)
must be updated manually, because the server has encoding problems when
using vCard 3.0 (now the default for Evolution contacts):
syncevolution –configure \
syncFormat=text/x-vcard \
mobical addressbook

The Funambol template explicitly enables usage of the
“refresh-from-server” sync mode to avoid getting throttled with 417
‘retry later’ errors. The same must be added to existing configs
syncevolution –configure \
enableRefreshSync=TRUE \

Upgrading from releases before 1.2

Old configurations can still be read. But writing, as it happens
during a sync, must migrate the configuration first. Releases >= 1.2
automatically migrates configurations. The old configurations
will still be available (see “syncevolution –print-configs”) but must
be renamed manually to use them again under their original names with
older SyncEvolution releases.

Source, Installation, Further information

Source code bundles for users are available in
and the original source is in
the git repositories.

i386, lpia and amd64 binaries for Debian-based distributions are
available via the “stable” repository. Add the
following entry to your /apt/source.list:

Then install “syncevolution-evolution”, “syncevolution-kde” and/or

These binaries include the “sync-ui” GTK GUI and were compiled for
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy), except for “syncevolution-activesync” which
depends on libraries in Debian Squeeze, for example EDS 3.4.

Older distributions like Debian 4.0 (Etch) can no longer be supported
with precompiled binaries because of missing libraries, but the source
still compiles when not enabling the GUI (the default).

The same binaries are also available as .tar.gz and .rpm archives in
the download directories. In contrast
to 0.8.x archives, the 1.x .tar.gz archives have to be unpacked and the
content must be moved to /usr, because several files would not be found

After installation, follow the getting started steps.