SyncEvolution 1.0.1 released

SyncEvolution 1.0.1 released

SyncEvolution 1.0.1

A bug fix release. The main reason for releasing it is that SyncEvolution 1.0 no longer worked on recent distros (Fedora Core 13, Debian testing) because of a name clash between the Bluez D-Bus utility code and recent glib.


  • compile fix for FC 13 (and possibly others): use private copy of gdbus (BMC #3556)

  • sync-ui: prevent overwriting device configs by accident (BMC #3566,BMC #1194) Setting up a phone used the template name as config name and overwrote an existing configuration of another phone that was created using that same template. Now the code uses the Bluetooth device name as set on the device and checks for (less likely) collisions. It also sanitizes the name to avoid complicated config names (only relevant when also using the command line).

  • syncevo-dbus-server: accept 'application/vnd.syncml+xml; charset=UTF-8' for starting an HTTP session (BMC #3554) The redundant charset specification was set by the Funambol Thunderbird client. Because of a literal comparison against 'application/vnd.syncml+xml' the messages were rejected.

  • config fix: operations on non-peer configs failed (BMC #3157) When running operations on a non-peer configuration (like --restore @default addressbook), the operation fails with [ERROR] : type 'select backend' not supported

  • service goes away end of June 2010, template removed (BMC #3310)

  • some build (BMC #2586, BMC #3557) and language updates

Source, Installation, Further information

Source snapshots are in

i386, amd64 and lpia binaries of 1.0 for Debian-based distributions are available via the "stable" repository. Add the following entry to your /apt/source.list, then install "syncevolution-evolution":

These binaries include the "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 default).

The same binaries are also available as .tar.gz and .rpm archives in In contrast to 0.8.x archives, the 1.0 .tar.gz archives have to be unpacked and the content must be moved to /usr, because several files would not be found otherwise.

After installation, follow the getting started steps.