The 1.4 release of SyncEvolution replaces 1.3.2 as the stable, supported release.
1.4 is the first stable version with the in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) PIM Manager included. GENIVI Diagnostic Log and Trace (DLT) is also supported. For more information about this aspect of SyncEvolution, see the PBAP and PIM entries in the 1.3.99 release notes and these Automotive Linux Summit slides.
The biggest change for normal Linux users is Google CalDAV/CardDAV
authentication with OAuth2. These are the open protocol that Google
currently supports and thus the recommended way of syncing with
Google, replacing ActiveSync and SyncML (both no longer available to
all Google customers).Read more
This update focuses on SyncEvolution in IVI again. It adds support for
GENIVI Diagnostic Log and Trace (DLT) and enhances searching in the
unified address book.
The biggest change for normal Linux desktop users is enhanced support
for recent distros. Binaries on syncevolution.org now work with EDS >=
3.6 and < 3.6. Distros with libical1 like Ubuntu Saucy are also
supported. Automated testing was updated to cover these newer
platforms more thoroughly.
The binaries support Google CalDAV in combination with GNOME Online Accounts (GOA) >= 3.8 and and Google CardDAV with GOA >= 3.10. To use CardDAV with GOA 3.8, one has to patch or recompile GOA.
Submitted by Patrick Ohly, updated on 10 Dec 2013 - 01:02 - 0 comments
SyncEvolution now supports Google CalDAV/CardDAV with OAuth2
authentication. These are the open protocol that Google currently
supports and thus the recommended way of syncing with Google,
replacing ActiveSync and SyncML (both no longer available to all
Google customers).Read more
The focus of this development snapshot is enhanced performance of
syncing. With EDS, contacts get added, updated or loaded with batch
operations, which led to 4x runtime improvements when importing PBAP
address book for the first time. Removing unnecessary work from any
following PBAP sync resulted in a 6x improvement.Read more
So far the development cycle for SyncEvolution 1.4 mostly focused on implementing the "PIM Manager" D-Bus API for IVI use cases . The 184.108.40.206 pre-release starts to include more features and bug fixes again for syncing. For example, several ActiveSync improvements from Graham Cobb were included.
The remaining goal for 1.4, besides more testing of course, is to work out how to support Google CalDAV and CardDAV. I am in discussion with Google to get SyncEvolution whitelisted for use with these APIs - fingers crossed...Read more