SyncEvolution 1.3.1 released

SyncEvolution 1.3.1 released

SyncEvolution 1.3.1 fixes some minor issues found after 1.3 was released. * command line: fix output of --import for directories

The running count at the start of the line (#0, #1, ...) was not incremented when reading individual files from a directory.

  • Funambol: work around PHOTO TYPE=image/jpeg, part II

    The final version of the fix hadn't made it into the source code.

  • vCalendar 1.0 + tasks: DUE date could be shifted by a day (FDO #55238)

    Because of incomplete support for time conversion, the due date could get mixed up when phone and PC were set to something other than UTC. Reported and fixed by Peter Jan.

  • syncevolution.org: syncevolution-evolution had incorrect dependencies

    Installation on older Linux distros was not possible because the ebook/ecal package dependencies were named incorrectly, for example libebook-1.2-10 instead of libebook1.2-10. Only more recent packages have the extra dash, for example libebook-1.2-12. Reported by Mariusz Sokolowski.

  • GTK-3 UI: fixed compile problem

    The GTK-3 UI depends on a class from gio-unix-2.0 and failed to compile on Fedora Core 16 because the configure checks for that lib (and thus the compiler flags) were missing. Reported by Peter Robinson.

  • Curl: allow using it in the D-Bus server

    In the past, using curl as HTTP transport in the syncevo-dbus-server was prevented, leading to "unsupported transport type is specified in the configuration". The reason was that using curl would block the server and make it unresponsive on D-Bus.

    This reason has gone away, because now the HTTP traffic happens in a separate process. Thus now it is allowed to use curl in the syncevo-dbus-server.

  • fix for false negative in syncevo-dbus-server testing

Upgrading from release 1.2.x

The sync format of existing configurations for Mobical (aka Everdroid) must be updated manually, because the server has encoding problems when using vCard 3.0 (now the default for Evolution contacts): syncevolution --configure \ syncFormat=text/x-vcard \ mobical addressbook

The Funambol template explicitly enables usage of the "refresh-from-server" sync mode to avoid getting throttled with 417 'retry later' errors. The same must be added to existing configs manually: syncevolution --configure \ enableRefreshSync=TRUE \ funambol

Upgrading from releases before 1.2

Old configurations can still be read. But writing, as it happens during a sync, must migrate the configuration first. Releases >= 1.2 automatically migrates configurations. The old configurations will still be available (see "syncevolution --print-configs") but must be renamed manually to use them again under their original names with older SyncEvolution releases.

Source, Installation, Further information

Source code bundles for users are available in http://downloads.syncevolution.org/syncevolution/sources and the original source is in the git repositories.

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

Then install "syncevolution-evolution", "syncevolution-kde" and/or "syncevolution-activesync".

These binaries include the "sync-ui" GTK GUI and were compiled for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy), except for "syncevolution-activesync" which depends on libraries in Debian Squeeze, for example EDS 3.4.

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 the download directories. In contrast to 0.8.x archives, the 1.x .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.