Re: [Opensync-devel] Ubuntu UDS-Boston, Syncing solutions

On Thu, 2007-11-01 at 07:12 -0400, Martin Owens wrote:
> > Well there is lot of information which would be interesting to know.
> > Starting on what fields and how much of them does phone support ending
> > with available options to connect to it. First would be quite useful
> > for all applications, while the latter for low level configuration of
> > device (if we can not configure it automatically, user just selects
> > phone from list and he will get list of possibilities how to connect to
> > it). I thought many times about starting such database, but I never got
> > to make it real.
> Hardware databases are being developed by other projects, including
> but not limited to dohickey, ubuntu-hardware-tests and it looks like
> these will be merged with more info being fed back into HAL as
> required.
> So a quick overview:
> Conduit GUI for configuration
This might be the current GUI, or Karl has some thoughts here:

> New python gui for sync applet icon using dbus to conduit services
> OpenSync wedged somehow into HAL for all hardware endpoints
I was thinking along the lines of info.syncprovider =
"opensync:pluginname" would be a nice simple starting point. And
conduit: for our N800 and iPod stuff.

> All information about phones to be put into HAL after callouts from
> HAL this includes unique ID's and the sync engine required to operate
> Conduit and opensync both changed to take advantage or awareness of
> HAL if compiled to require it.
Not sure how HAL fits into opensyncs plans, I think they see that as
something to be sorted out higher up the stack - in the ui, conduit or
some other intermediary daemon.

> Callouts should return the user which the phone has been claimed to
> belong and allow later on to extend this to any security on mobile
> devices for syncing. (or none if it's brand new phone)
> The default pim end points for ubuntu is evolution (begrudgingly) and
> kubuntu is kde-pim for one click sync enable.
> Let me know if I've missed any high level thoughts.
> Best Regards, Martin Owens
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