Maintenance release with various bug fixes.
* syncevo-dbus-server + ConnMan: fixed "online" detection (BMC #21541, BMC
SyncEvolution did not recognize any cellular connectivity as
suitable for syncing. The strict check for certain "connected
technology" is unnecessary, anything which makes the computer
"online" should be good enough. So now it just uses the ConnMan
Additional benefit: will continue to work with ConnMan 1.0, which
won't have the "ConnectedTechnologies" property anymore.
The Bluetooth available check was also (incorrectly) using the
ConnMan API. Now asssume that OBEX/Bluetooth is always available.
* automatic backups: added INFO messages and fixed dumpData/printChanges (BMC #24619)
Point out that backups are created (user might be unaware otherwise
and wonder about the delay), explain why (so that users know how to
turn it off).
Turning these backups off with dumpData=0 printChanges=0 had to be
fixed, backups were always written previously.
* EDS compatibility: bumped version check for EDS 3.2
SyncEvolution is known to work with EDS 3.2. Therefore use the
libebook/ecal/edataserver libs from 3.2 if available, without
warnings in the --version output. Also happens with inconsistent
distro setups where the old libs are available and would have been
prefered by SyncEvolution 1.2.1 even though the old libs no longer
work with EDS 3.2.
* GTK-UI: do not accept service config without a username (BMC#23106)
Instead of creating such a config, an error dialog is shown.
* GTK-UI: updated translations
* fixed various compile issues, primarily on Fedora Core 17
(unistd.h/ssize_t, invoking syncevolution during compilation,
SyncEvolution is known to not compile with Bluez 4.97. A patch
for Bluez header files is needed to make them work in C++ again,
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. Release 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 snapshots are in
i386, lpia and amd64 binaries for Debian-based distributions are
available via the "stable" syncevolution.org
repository. Add the
following entry to your /apt/source.list, then install
These binaries include the "sync-ui" GTK GUI and were compiled for
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy). 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
The same binaries are also available as .tar.gz and .rpm archives in
. 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
Patrick Ohly, on behalf of everyone who has helped
to make SyncEvolution possible: