Patrick is on vocation these days so I will try to answer your
Ove Kaaven wrote:
I'm new to Maemo, but I've been a Debian Developer for a long time. I
recently got a N900, and decided I really want to sync my stuff.
I've managed to build the current syncevolution git on Maemo5 (in
Scratchbox), however it did not build cleanly without a few changes (and
I disabled shared libraries since cppunit was not available). Also when
built with optimization it crashes immediately, but appears to at least
start OK when built without optimization. I used the included
debian/rules with a couple of extra environment variables set.
(I'll allow anyone desperate enough to get the .deb I ended up with last
night at http://www.ping.uio.no/~ovehk/maemo/
if they really, really,
want, but it's obviously not anywhere near end-user-ready, there's no
GUI, it's built without optimization, it seems to include
flashmemory-space-wasting .h and .a files, and I disabled regular
Since N900's calendar application no longer uses the evolution backend
(but something Nokia-specific, I guess - some C++ API on top of a sqlite
database), I guess I may have to write a brand new backend in order to
sync the calendar. N900's addressbook still uses the evolution backend,
though. I managed to sync the addressbook in scratchbox, haven't tried
the actual device yet.
Great progress! Regarding the calendar backend, you are
right. We need
to write a new backend to support it. We have a bug entry tracking this issue
, however we have no resource to work on it at this time. If you can come
up and take it, that will be great.
Patrick Ohly skrev:
> I'd love to see the latest SyncEvolution releases packaged properly for
> Maemo, and so do users . 0.8.1 still works fine on the older Maemo
> releases it is available for, but 0.9 has several relevant improvements,
> for example synchronization with Google Contacts and a GTK GUI.
Hmm. If someone also made direct sync with Google Calendar, then it
would be really useful...
That's not possible with SyncML protocol, webDav(which
is not really sync) and
ActiveSync may works, but SyncEvolution currently does not support either.
> I'm posting here because I hope that an interested developer
> maintainer will step up and take over packaging for Maemo. You can be
> sure that this will have full support when it comes to merging patches
> and including the Maemo port as first-class citizen in releases.
I don't suppose anyone else started working on this yet? If not, do you
have any recommendations on where to start? What version of the software
would it be best/easiest to try packaging, for instance, or is git head
SyncEvolution 0.9.1 is the latest stable release, that
will be a good version to start.
There are heavy developments towards 1.0 release so I will not recommend git head
at the moment.