Work towards the 1.3 release of SyncEvolution continued with two more
snapshots since the last announcement.
The project also moved its bug tracking from bugs.meego.com
. Most of the old issues were already migrated, the
rest will follow later. Please file new issues there:
The git repos are still at meego.com
; they will move to freedesktop.org
SyncEvolution 220.127.116.11 -> 18.104.22.168, 07.08.2012
Another release candidate for SyncEvolution 1.3. Lesson learned:
declaring a snapshot as "final" is a good way of luring the hidden bugs
into the light. Of course, then another snapshot is needed...
* D-Bus server: fix support for autoSyncDelay > 0
Auto syncing was not getting triggered when using an autoSyncDelay > 0;
by default it is 5 minutes. Thanks to Vladimir Elisseev for reporting
* command line: fixed --export <file name>
When exporting items into a file, the delimiter between items
* config: improved 'maxlogdirs' documentation
The old explanation made it sound like nothing would get deleted by
default ("If set, ..."). That's not correct, by default only 10
sessions are kept.
Also explain the behavior of deleting intermediate sessions first.
* developers: fixed D-Bus interface XML
Reverted to Qt 4.x compatible annotations and changed "templateName"
to "getTemplate" to make it more obvious what the parameter does.
Only relevant for the out-of-tree Qt UI.
Fixed accidental removal of the "template" parameter in
Session.GetNamedConfig(). Was not used in practice, but has to be
correct in case that someone wants to use it.
SyncEvolution 22.214.171.124 -> 126.96.36.199, 24.07.2012
Final release candidate for SyncEvolution 1.3 - fingers crossed,
knock on wood, etc.
ActiveSync is now available in binaries from syncevolution.org
becomes the recommended way of synchronizing contacts with Google. EDS
3.5.x and later are supported when compiling from source;
binaries continue to support only EDS up to 3.4.
* EDS: added support for EDS 3.5.x
When compiled against EDS 3.5.x or later, SyncEvolution now uses
the backend code originally written for the EClient API introduced
in EDS 3.2. That code was changed so that it works with the new
include file rules and ESourceRegistry in EDS 3.5.x. Support
for using the EClient API with EDS 3.4 was removed because maintaining
three different flavors of the EDS backend code would be too much
work and not gain much (just the possibility to test the EDSClient
code with 3.4).
At the moment, this is a compile time choice made automatically
by configure. syncevolution.org
binaries are compiled against
an older EDS and thus do not work with EDS 3.5.x or later.
EDS 3.5.x handles authentication itself, using a standard system
prompt if necessary. SyncEvolution can no longer provide the password,
and thus the "databaseUser/Password" options have no effect when using
* ActiveSync: updated to work with latest activesyncd and Google, package binaries
Syncing Google contacts was added to the nightly testing. Syncing
contacts and events with Exchange 2012 was already working. Setup
instructions and known issues are described here:
* local sync: don't drop data comparison output on target side
synccompare on the target side of a local sync was invoked with its
output being redirected via an unreliable socket to the local sync
parent. When the output was large, some of it might have been lost.
* local sync: fixed crash
When processing stdout from syncevo-local-child in
syncevo-dbus-helper, the LogRedirect class was invoked recursively and
tried to print the same stdout data repeatedly until the
syncevo-dbus-helper crashed due to the infinite recurssion.
* local sync: fixed helper process shutdown in case of parent failure
The helper process only detected that the parent failed when
it tried to log something while the parent had already shut down
the D-Bus connection. Even that did not work reliably and differed
between D-Bus libdbus and GIO.
Added several test cases and fixes for "process died prematurely"
* Mobical (aka Everdroid): stopped testing memo syncing
Memos used to work, but now only trigger an unspecific 400 error
on the server side.
* autotools: ensure that link lines are complete
As mentioned by Tino Keitel on the mailing list, some libs and
executables were only implicitly linked against libraries that they
called directly. This happened to work by chance because these libraries
ended up in the running executable anyway, due to indirect loading.
Now there is a "make installcheck" test for this kind of defect
and the makefiles were updated to avoid it.
One exception is libsmltk, which depends on the caller providing
SySync logging support.
* D-Bus server: fixed HTTP presence for recent libdbus
Testing with libdbus 1.6.0 on Debian Testing failed because the lib
changed some behavior: instead of looking up the owner of a certain
bus name immediately, it now does that when invoking a
method. Therefore the check for "have connection" in SyncEvolution
was too simplistic and missed the fact that both were not usable,
causing the server to assume that HTTP was down while in reality it
should have assumed it to be up. This prevented auto-syncing and
manually clicking "Sync" in the GTK UI.
: declare dependencies on libical and EDS
Let the bundle .deb depend on libical if the lib was enabled during
compilation (for example, for CalDAV). This ensures that it gets
installed on systems which otherwise don't have it.
"syncevolution-evolution" is compatible (and depends on) EDS up to
and including 3.4. The package now declares that dependency and
conflicts with more recent EDS, because even if the older EDS libs
are still installed they won't work when the rest of EDS was
* CalDAV + syncevolution.org
: fixed segfault without libical+libecal
When libical and libecal were not installed, trying to use the CalDAV
backend for VEVENTs segfaulted because it depends on libical and did
not check properly for it. Only affected syncevolution.org
Upgrading from release 1.2.x:
The sync format of existing configurations for Mobical (aka Everdroid)
must be updated manually, because the server has encoding problems when
using vCard 3.0 (now the default for Evolution contacts):
syncevolution --configure \
The Funambol template explicitly enables usage of the
"refresh-from-server" sync mode to avoid getting throttled with 417
'retry later' errors. The same must be added to existing configs
syncevolution --configure \
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. Releases >= 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 "unstable" 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: