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 22.214.171.124 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
After almost three months of public beta testing the next major
version of SyncEvolution is ready for release. The pre-releases did
have the desired effect of flushing out bugs not found by nightly
testing alone. Thanks everyone for packaging, downloading and testing
Next step towards SyncEvolution 1.3. It adds a workaround for
Funambol's OneMedia and fixes an old bug which became more severe in
126.96.36.199. Also has some usability improvements for
CalDAV/CardDAV. Hopefully it will not take long to stabilize the code,
so test it now while it is still hot :-)Read more
First pre-release of SyncEvolution 1.3. Contains bug fixes that were
not backported to 1.2.x, so upgrading is recommended. For example,
SyncEvolution 1.3 is required for Evolution 3.4, otherwise photos are
not exported properly. Further workarounds for recent changes in
Google CalDAV were added.
Major new features are KDE/Akonadi support in the syncevolution.org
binaries and ActiveSync support (only in the source code). The D-Bus
server and local sync were rewritten considerably, to make the code
cleaner and more robust. The CalDAV backend now also supports tasks
and memos.Read more
The major new feature of the 1.2 release is support for non-SyncML
protocols in general and CalDAV/CardDAV in particular. ActiveSync
support is in development and will be in 1.3. These protocols are
implemented as backends which are combined with other backends by
SyncEvolution in a so called "local sync". The GTK sync-ui does not
yet support configuring non-SyncML protocols. See the README.rst and
man page for more information on how to use the new feature via the
command line.Read more