So guys, if i want to have functional, independent as much as it can be, solution for syncing contacts, calendar and maybe some more.

Funambol server is solution?

On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 10:11 AM, vedran alajbegovic <> wrote:
I'm sorry, don't understand me wrong.

I understand that such project requires a lot of resources, time, people involved, support form big companies etc. in order to be free ...

50$ would be fine if i had chance to have sourcecode, have reliable solution that works fine.

btw. I was thinking about
PHP based SyncML server.

But, it seems that project is not active lately and i was not able to start it at all.

On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 10:05 AM, Patrick Ohly <> wrote:
On Thu, 2012-07-12 at 09:33 +0200, vedran alajbegovic wrote:
> I saw also some PHP based SyncML servers, Have you tried those?

I think you are talking about Horde and derivatives. I've tested against
them at some point. Overall quality was average.

> btw. It seems that decent Synthesis costs almost 50$ for android....
> :( no that is not an option, this solution should be free..

I understand the reluctance to rely on a closed source solution. But why
does it have to be free as in free beer? Let me put it very bluntly: why
do you think you are entitled to someone else's time and money to
develop such a solution for you?

If you don't want to pay Synthesis (who, after all, made their source
code available so that free/libre software like SyncEvolution could be
built), then you'll have to pay with your time instead, by identifying
bugs, asking Funambol for help and/or submitting patches for the free
software that you want to use. There's no free lunch. My own time for
assisting with this is limited.

Regarding the Funambol clients, the main problem is that they make
assumptions about a "configuration" data source on the server, which
only exists in Funambol servers:

One could try to emulate that by configuring a file-based source in the
SyncEvolution server:

syncevolution --configure \
  --source-property type=file:text/plain \
  --source-property evolutionsource=file://${datapath}/configuration \
  --source-property sync=two-way \
  ${peer} configuration

Whether that helps is unknown. Funambol has not responded to questions
about what that source is supposed to contain.

Best Regards, Patrick Ohly

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