Many thanks for your blog entry and figuring out how to get the SyncML password for OVI
(that's where I got stuck a few months ago when I tried to test with OVI)!
This was very helpful to be able to try the latest Todo+Cal+Sync (our iPhone app based on
libsynthesis) with OVI.
I could sync all contacts, events and todos, but with mixed problems:
- Contacts worked ok with vCard 3.0 (server path: ./Contact/Unfiled)
- Tasks worked somehow with iCalendar 2.0 (server path: ./EventTask/Tasks). The strange
thing is that this datastore sometimes also contains all events (the same that are also in
./EventTasks/Event), and sometimes even does not stop sending the same records over and
over again (needed to force-abort the session when the server had already sent 1400 out of
a grand total of 50...). I guess Nokia has never really tested this because they don't
need separate tasks for their own devices, these usually have tasks and events combined. I
tried all sorts of tricks like rejecting events with status 415, or silently accepting
them with 201, but nothing really worked. This simply seems to be extremely buggy and
unpredictable server side behaviour. Not too surprising, nicely matches my previous
experiences with IntelliSync (which also exists in the GroupWise and Sun Calendar
- Events worked only with all-day events with iCalendar 2.0, so I switched on legacy mode
in libsynthesis to force vCalendar 1.0; with this sync worked ok. I used
./EventTask/Events as server path (it seems that the manual settings page in OVI has this
I hope this information might help for further Ovi testing with SyncEvolution.
On Nov 24, 2009, at 3:58 , Chen, Congwu wrote:
That’s impressive, thanks for your efforts.
I will keep you informed when we have more updates on syncing with ovi.com
From: Suyog [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 1:50 AM
To: Chen, Congwu
Subject: Re: RE: RE: RE: superdatastore = combined events+todo (was: Re: [SyncEvolution]
SyncEvolution Bug 3182 - support ovi.com(Nokia sync service))
Check out following link to my blog in which I have posted How-To for Syncing
> ----- Original message -----
> From: "Chen, Congwu" <congwu.chen(a)intel.com>
> To: Suyog <suyog(a)ovi.com>
> Subject: RE: RE: RE: superdatastore = combined events+todo (was: Re: [SyncEvolution]
SyncEvolution Bug 3182 - support ovi.com
(Nokia sync service))
> Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 12:01:30 +0800
> Suyog wrote:
> > One question not related to this SyncEvolution - Can I install Moblin on my
> > laptop? Or it can be used only for Netbooks?
> Yes, you can. However Moblin for netbook is designed to work well on
> a small sized,
> network centric mobile device, it has some optimizations/preference on this.
> There is plan on Moblin for Nettop but currently I have seen no clear shape.
Ovi Mail: Available in 15 languages
SyncEvolution mailing list
Lukas Zeller (luz(a)synthesis.ch)
Synthesis AG, SyncML Solutions & Sustainable Software Concepts