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SyncEvolution 1.5.2

Maintenance release. binaries are now getting
compiled for distros >= Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 LTS, which allowed
removing several hacks that were needed when building binaries that
also had to run on older distros. Compilation from source for old
distros should still work as before, but is not getting tested

Compile problems with recent libraries (libical v2) and tools (GCC v6)
were resolved. Syncing via Bluetooth with certain phones now should
work reliably in incremental mode.

New backends for the Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) were added to
the source code.

SyncEvolution 1.5.1 released

Maintenance release. Binaries now also get compiled for Debian 8.0
“Jessie”. The apt repositories on (mirrored on are signed with a different key than before, see “Installation” below.

SyncEvolution 1.5 released

About 1.5

This version is the new stable, supported version of SyncEvolution. Compared to the last pre-release only minor changes were done (see below).

SyncEvolution released

This is the first release candidate for 1.5. No further changes are planned except for fixing yet-to-be-discovered bugs – so find them now! :-)

SyncEvolution released

This release enhances CalDAV/CardDAV and PBAP syncing and fixes some
problems. The enhanced conflict handling introduced was
unintentionally limited to syncs with EDS on the server side; it is
now also available for example in WebDAV<->SyncML bridge setups.

Tizen Dev Conf: PIM in IVI – Contacts, your phone, your car

Here’s a copy of the slides that I presented at the Tizen Developer Conference 2014 in San Francisco. Compared to the previous talk at the Automotive Linux Summit in Edinburgh, you’ll find Tizen-specific instructions for getting started and information about the new OAuth2 (or, as a fallback, password based) Google Contact sync.

[Update]: a copy of the slides and an audio recording of the talk are now also on the conference web site (search for “PIM in IVI – Contacts, your phone, your car”).

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Tizen Dev Conf: PIM in IVI – Contacts, your phone, your car

Here’s a copy of the slides that I presented at the Tizen Developer Conference 2014 in San Francisco.

SyncEvolution released is a new development snapshot. It enhances interoperability with CardDAV servers and in particular Google Contacts considerably. Contact data gets converted to and from the format typically used by CardDAV servers, so now anniversary, spouse, manager, assistant and instant message information are exchanged properly.

SyncEvolution 1.4.1 released

The first bug fix release in the 1.4 series addresses some issues which
occurred on some systems. Several issues with Akonadi were fixed.

SyncEvolution 1.4 released

The 1.4 release of SyncEvolution replaces 1.3.2 as the stable, supported release.

1.4 is the first stable version with the in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) PIM Manager included. GENIVI Diagnostic Log and Trace (DLT) is also supported. For more information about this aspect of SyncEvolution, see the PBAP and PIM entries in the 1.3.99 release notes and these Automotive Linux Summit slides.

The biggest change for normal Linux users is Google CalDAV/CardDAV
authentication with OAuth2. These are the open protocol that Google
currently supports and thus the recommended way of syncing with
Google, replacing ActiveSync and SyncML (both no longer available to
all Google customers).