For those of you running the 0.9.1 beta announced last week, please
update to beta 2. The bug hunt is still on, so please test and provide
SyncEvolution 0.9.1 beta 1 -> 0.9.1 beta 2, 19.10.2009
* Receiving photos from Mobical failed because Mobical does not
quite follow the vCard 2.1 (Moblin Bugzilla #6668). Sending
photos worked, but added a few bytes of garbage at the end of
each photo (typically ignored when showing). Parser was made
more tolerant by Synthesis and encoder bug was fixed.
* Task priorities used by Mobical and Evolution did not match:
vCalendar 1.0 uses 1-3, iCalendar 2.0 uses 1-9 (MB #6664).
SyncEvolution now translates between the two ranges, with some
information getting lost when talking to a peer which only
supports the smaller range.
* The workaround for detecting an endless stream of Alert 222
messages (caused by misbehavior of certain servers when a
specific message has to be resent) aborted certain valid (albeit
somewhat pathologic) sync sessions. Improved the heuristic so
that it still catches the real loop without aborting in that
* sync-ui: now disables sources which are not supported when
setting up a configuration, like memos on Moblin (MB #6672).
Previously the source was enabled, which prevented using using
the configuration as-is on the command line.
* .rpms on syncevolution.org
no longer specify a dependency on
certain Perl features. This depencency was a problem on
Mandriva. Unwanted hard dependencies on libecal in
binaries are avoided for real this time
* Trying to remove a non-existent configuration via the command
line now raises an error, to catch typos (MB #6673).
* Message resend options: added sanity checks to catch negative
values, clarified that duration is given in seconds, 0s resend
interval disables resending (MB #6500).
* Spelling fix: "aboring" => "aborting"
Source, Installation, Further information
Source snapshots are in
Binaries for Debian-based distributions are available via the "unstable"
repository. Add the following entry to
your /apt/source.list, then install "syncevolution-evolution":
These binaries include the new "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 0.9 .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 getting started steps:
Best Regards, Patrick Ohly
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