The "Getting the concepts clear" mail thread and a private email
exchange with Todd identified several shortcomings in the documentation
and/or implementation. This is my attempt to address those. A diff and
the full modified README.rst are attached.
Some of these changes will require changes in the implementation.
In short, what I am trying to achieve is:
* Better explain what local sync is and how it involves two sync
configs. "originating config" gets introduces instead of just
* Better explain the relationship between contexts, sync configs,
and source configs ("a sync config can use the source configs in
the same context").
* An entire section on config properties in the terminology
* Less focus on conflict resolution, as suggested by Graham.
* Remove the hard-coded "target-config" name. It still needs to be
there as fallback for existing configs or users continuing to
use the current instructions.
* Fix examples that became invalid when fixing the password
storage/lookup mechanism for GNOME keyring in 1.4. I noticed
that the username=email-address part should be handled without
* Fix WebDAV with DNS auto-discovery. Few servers support it, so
this hasn't been noticed before.
* Fix the implicit command line magic where it does some
consistency checks when creating new configs. Not exactly sure
I ran out of stream after updating the terminology section, the "command
line conventions", "Synchronization beyond SyncML" and "CalDAV and
CardDAV". It's possible that the other sections also contain slightly
incorrect usage of the terminology or are simply out-dated.
Best Regards, Patrick Ohly
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