SyncEvolution released#

This the final release candidate for 1.4. No further changes planned unless new problems are found.


  • SSO: support Ubuntu Online Accounts When compiling from source on recent Ubuntu it becomes possible to use Ubuntu Online Accounts for authenticating against Google’s CalDAV and CardDAV servers.

  • D-Bus server: fix abort when mixing auto-sync and manual operations ([FDO #73562]( When enabling auto-sync for a config and then accessing or syncing the config manually via the command line tool, the server would abort at the time when the auto-sync was originally scheduled.

  • D-Bus server: accept WBXML with charset in incoming connections A user reported via email that the Nokia 515 sends ‘application/vnd.syncml+wbxml; charset=UTF-8’ as type of its messages. This tripped up the syncevo-http-server, leading to: [ERROR] syncevo-dbus-server: /org/syncevolution/Server: message type ‘application/vnd.syncml+wbxml; charset=UTf-8’ not supported for starting a sync We need to strip the ‘; charset=UTF-8’ suffix also when checking for WBXML.

  • packaging: compatible with EDS up to and including 3.10 The packages now contain three versions of - one for EDS < 3.6 - one for EDS >= 3.6 < 3.10 - one for EDS >= 3.10 with the libecal-1.2 soname patched The third flavor became necessary because EDS 3.10 accidentally changed the soname. The API and ABI actually is the same. Package meta-data was fixed to reflect the extended range of compatible EDS libraries, so syncevolution-evolution can be installed again with recent EDS.

  • packaging: update syncevolution-kde dependencies kdebase-runtime became kde-runtime in Debian Wheezy. Accept both as prerequisite of syncevolution-kde to allow installation on newer distros without pulling in the transitional kdebase-runtime package.

  • packaging: fix rpm ([FDO #73347]( After installing the rpm on OpenSUSE, SyncEvolution was not starting because its shared libraries were not found unless “ldconfig” was called manually. Now the package does that automatically.

  • packaging: fix description The syncevolution-bundle description of both rpm and deb packagesaccidentally used the same description as syncevolution-evolution.

  • test improvements, integration of cppcheck and clang’s scan-build

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 and the original source is [the git repositories]( i386, lpia and amd64 binaries for Debian-based distributions are available via the “unstable” repository. Add the following entry to your /apt/source.list:

  deb unstable main Then install “syncevolution-evolution”, “syncevolution-kde” and/or “syncevolution-activesync”. These binaries include the “sync-ui” GTK GUI and were compiled for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid), 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](/documentation/getting-started) steps. More specific [HOWTOs](/wiki/howto) can be found in the Wiki.