SyncEvolution 188.8.131.52, the release candidate for 1.1, is available for testing. Company supported development shifts towards other areas like local synchronization and non-SyncML protocols, so now would be a good time for contributors to step in and help improve the SyncML part or work on non-SyncML protocols.
Submitted by Patrick Ohly, updated on 26 Oct 2010 - 19:22 - 0 comments
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)
After several betas and lot of testing, it's finally time to announce the end of the 1.0 development cycle: SyncEvolution 1.0 is released and replaces 0.9.2 as the stable version.
0.1 was released over four years ago. It has always bee part of the long-term vision to bring "personal SyncML" to desktops. Thanks to the Synthesis engine and Intel's support for the project, this goal has been reached and this release really deserves the magic 1.0 label.
For those not familiar with the project, SyncEvolution synchronizes personal information management (PIM) data like contacts, calenders, tasks, and memos using the SyncML information synchronization standard. Up to and including 0.9.2, a third-party SyncML server was required. In 1.0, SyncEvolution itself is able to act as a SyncML server, both via HTTP and Bluetooth (direct sync with phones).
SyncEvolution 1.0 beta 3 is available. This release is feature complete and has been tested thoroughly, so only minor bug fixes are expected before releasing 1.0. Beta 3 is ready for day-to-day use and for getting packaged in staging distros as replacement for 0.9.2 or previous betas. If you find issues, please report them.
Binary packages are provided, including Bluetooth support. Major improvements:
automatic, time-driven synchronization in the background
command line integrates properly into the daemon concept
full support for suspend&resume and message resend when using SyncEvolution as client and server
compatible with more phones
a tool to determine a working configuration for a phone automatically ("syncevo-phone-config")
Because the release of 1.0 is close, the documentation on syncevolution.org is getting updated to cover it. A Wiki was set up as part of the site to simplify the editing of certain pages, in particular HOWTOs and compatibility reports.
SyncEvolution 0.9.1 is available. It replaces 0.9 as the official stable release. Changes since that version are listed below. Changes made between beta releases (for those who helped testing them) are documented in the beta release announcement.
There are some known issues, see below. The more issues get reported and fixed, the sooner there will be a 0.9.2 maintenance update, so keep the reports coming. If you want to report something or get involved, then contact the team.
SyncEvolution 0.9.1 beta 2 is available, release after fixing all issues which were found in beta 1. It is going to replace 0.9 as the official stable release soon, so this is the chance to find and report problems before they sneak into the final 0.9.1 - die, bugs, die!
SyncEvolution 0.9 beta 3 is released and I still haven't found the time to try out whether the 0.9 series still compiles on Maemo and Mac OS X. Unless someone with some skills in compiling software on those platforms and the necessary motivation steps up, these platforms might not be supported in the initial 0.9 release.
The end is near - SyncEvolution 0.9 is almost done. For the first time in the 0.9 series, precompiled binaries are made available again together with the new 0.9 beta 3 source snapshot. Users are encouraged to upgrade now and give feedback before the final 0.9 release.
The SyncEvolution team is pleased to announce our new web site and place to interact with the SyncEvolution community. Most of the content and documentation from our previous site (http://estamos.de) has been migrated here. Let us know what you think!