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.
Support for Google CalDAV/CardDAV with Ubuntu Online Accounts requires recompilation of SyncEvolution with one additional patch.
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.
So far the development cycle for SyncEvolution 1.4 mostly focused on implementing the "PIM Manager" D-Bus API for IVI use cases . The 188.8.131.52 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...
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
Final release candidate for SyncEvolution 1.3 - fingers crossed,
knock on wood, etc.
ActiveSync is now available in binaries from syncevolution.org and
becomes the recommended way of synchronizing contacts with Google. EDS
3.5.x and later are supported when compiling from source;
syncevolution.org binaries continue to support only EDS up to 3.4.
Next step towards SyncEvolution 1.3. It adds a workaround for
Funambol's OneMedia and fixes an old bug which became more severe in
184.108.40.206. 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 :-)