On Tue, 2014-10-28 at 20:16 +0000, Johannes Meier wrote:
Hi, I'm at my wit's end with syncevolution-akonadi. Maybe
configure it for me if I pay them, please?
We don't have anyone around taking paid jobs for working on
SyncEvolution. Usually when it's just about answering questions, answers
are for free. New features (which is partly what you need, see below)
get implemented as time permits.
The goal is to get the phone, the desktop calendars, and a few
calendars to sync in all directions.
* Desktop: Ubuntu 14.03LTS Linux. Any necessary package can be installed
(e.g. a syncml server).
* Korganizer/Kontact with 8 local calendars, 1 shared one (Google cal), 5
different subscribed ones, and the default birthday calendar. The logical
union of most of these should be synchronized to the phone.
Here's the problem: SyncEvolution has no concept of merging (when
sending) or splitting (when receiving) items stored in different
calendars. There is an open feature request for it
) but no-one had
enough interest to work on it.
It's enough if
the past 2 weeks and future 6 months get synced because not everything will
fit. (A grand total of some 3000 calendar entries.) Appointments and
contacts are necessary, todo tasks would be nice, but I don't need notes.
* Handset: For now, it's a Sony K510i with a Feisar plugin. The
Sony_Ericsson_K750i template should do the trick. Syncing works with iSync
on Mac OS X 10.5.8. However, I'm fine with buying an inexpensive replacement
(smart)phone as long as it has an actual qwertz keyboard and real keys -
touchscreen doesn't count.
For local syncing, an older feature phone with SyncML support is
typically easier, because syncing via Bluetooth works out-of-the-box.
With recent smartphones it's harder.
It should be possible to sync one calendar, one addressbook and one todo
list with the phone already. First you need to configure SyncEvolution
to use KDE:
Once that is done, you can actually just use the normal instructions for
syncing with a phone:
* Restrictions: (a) The phone and the desktop must synchronize
access to the public internet. Bluetooth is fine (or with a different
handset, wireless LAN). The reason is partly availability on the road,
partly bad experience with things going out of business, partly this:
* Restrictions: (b) Compensation will be paid after syncing works and a
step-by-step setup guide is provided (because all software will eventually
* Tools: ssh access is provided, tell me if you need anything else.
* Pay: 75EUR (around $95). I have no idea what tech support should cost,
this is what the plumber billed.
If you can't get it to work yourself, feel free to ask for help again. I
don't want to get into the business of doing remote SyncEvolution
configuration jobs, though.
Best Regards, Patrick Ohly
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I am an employee of Intel, the statements I make here in no way
represent Intel's position on the issue, nor am I authorized to speak
on behalf of Intel on this matter.