SyncEvolution 1.3.2 released

Minor (or major, if you depend on auto syncing) bug fix
release. Automatic syncing only ran once and notifications were not translated.

* auto sync: only synced once (FDO #56667)

A successful sync was incorrectly treated like a sync with a permanent
failure, which prevents further automatic syncing.

  • auto sync: notifications were not translated

    The code which enabled localization of messages created by the
    D-Bus server was incomplete. Localization was only enabled
    accidentally through KDE if the KDE platform modules was enabled
    during compilation and installed.

  • HTTP Proxy: useProxy=0 overrides http_* env variables

    Previously, if http_proxy was set, a proxy was used even if
    explicitly disabled. This prevented disabling the use of a proxy
    which only made sense in some cases, like accessing something
    that runs locally. Explicitly telling SyncEvolution to ignore
    http_proxy is necessary because it doesn’t support no_proxy.

  • minor changes in testing and autotools files (missing Boost search path
    in gdbus* libs might have caused compile problems)

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.