I have prepared a pre-release of the 1.1.1 bug fix update. It is
available as version 184.108.40.206.1 at syncevolution.org
repos, download area).
I would appreciate some feedback whether it really addresses the
problems it is meant to solve (see below). I'm a bit under the weather
right now and have done no manual testing of this release; it did pass
the automated testing, though.
My goal is to release 1.1.1 between Christmas and New Year.
SyncEvolution 1.1 -> 1.1.1, xxxxxxxxxx
Maintenance release, in particular improving syncing with phones.
There was a bug that could cause all kinds of weird behavior after
a failed sync with a phone, so updating is highly recommended.
* Synthesis engine: fixed a corruption issue in internal meta data which
caused duplicates and other problems in a pretty indeterminstic way;
apparently caused by failed syncs (BMC #10358, #11044).
* Synthesis engine: recurrence rules with end date now sent correctly to phones (BMC
The RRULE property was not encoded correctly previously during the
iCalendar 2.0 -> vCalendar 1.0 conversion. Events with recurrence count
were okay. Probably also affected SyncML servers without iCalendar 2.0
* Synthesis engine: fixed broken time zone information when sending to phone;
previously that broke sending calendar updates to Nokia phones (BMC #9600).
iCalendar 2.0 time zone definitions imported from libical were not
encoded correctly in vCalendar 1.0 items as sent to phones. Nokia
phones accepted such data when part of a new event, but rejected
updates of it.
* Synthesis engine: shorter TZIDs, might help N900 calendar (BMC #6680).
The shorter TZIDs will be included in iCalendar 2.0 data exported
by libsyntesis and thus SyncEvolution. This change is motivated primarily
by the observation that the N900 calendar storage can handle TZID=<location>,
but not TZID=/softwarestudio.org/Tzfile/<location>
* ScheduleWorld: disable configuration template because service has shut down.
The template is only hidden from the GTK sync-ui, but remains in SyncEvolution
for the time being because it is referenced in several places.
* GTK sync-ui: workaround for "Sync Now" button not reacting to online
status changed (BMC #9949).
* Changed slow sync handling. Some users have complained about getting
duplicated contacts (BMC #10081). The exact reason is not known (no
useful logs provided yet), but it might be due to using "duplicate"
as resolution strategy during slow syncs.
This caused slightly different contacts to be duplicated instead of
merging the two copies, reasoning that "no data loss" is better than
"duplicates". This release switches to a mode where the engine
tries harder to avoid duplicates by merging data if modification
time stamps are available for contacts (usually they are). When fields
differ, the more recent data is kept.
* convert absolute alarm back to relative (BMC #11233)
Experiments show that at least Nokia phones (and thus perhaps also
) interpret a fixed alarm as "repeat alarm with the same
relative offset as on first occurrence". The same transformation to
relative alarm times is applied whenever the transformation to
absolute alarm is enabled for a peer.
* Sony Ericsson: enable conversion to absolute alarm times (BMC #10092)
Like Nokia and Mobical.net
, Sony Ericsson phones also seem to be unable
to deal with relative alarm times - verified with t700.
* Sony Ericsson C510: workaround for SyncML violation
The phone does not sent identifiers for the target database;
using the source identifier as fallback allows a sync to
* Fixed a regression affecting users who had created a config
with SyncEvolution < 1.0. Using the config worked once, then
failed with "No configuration for ... found". Users must
manually remove the empty "peers" directory inside their
affected configuration, the fix only makes configs without that
directory usable again (BMC #9381).
* Removed obsolete workaround for older mKCal calendar storage.
* Fixed error message in QtContacts backend.
* Same SYNCEVOLUTION_DEBUG code as in master branch.
* Some updates to synccompare, including a workaround for a Perl
bug seen on Debian Testing with Perl 5.10.1-16 (Perl panic).
* Fix compilation of syncevo-dbus-server with libnotify 0.7.0 (BMC #10453).
* Fixed compilation on Debian GNU/Hurd (no MAX_PATH, Mac OS X confusion).
Best Regards, Patrick Ohly
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