Re: Proposed module: conduit
- From: Harry Lu <Harry Lu Sun COM>
- To: Dave Neary <bolsh gnome org>
- Cc: Vincent Untz <vuntz gnome org>, Murray Cumming <murrayc murrayc com>, desktop-devel-list gnome org, Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net>
- Subject: Re: Proposed module: conduit
- Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 20:56:39 +0800
On Tue, 2008-07-29 at 14:20 +0200, Dave Neary wrote:
> Bastien Nocera wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-07-29 at 11:24 +0200, Murray Cumming wrote:
> > <snip>
> >> Also, shouldn't this be integrated into particular applications?
> >> Shouldn't Evolution have a sync menu item, replacing it's current awful
> >> gnome-pilot synchronization feature.
> > It might be awful but it's working.
As I know, gnome-pilot depends on pilot-link which supports palmOS based
PDA only. http://www.pilot-link.org/
"pilot-link is a suite of tools used to connect your Palm or PalmOSÂ®
compatible handheld with Unix, Linux, and any other POSIX-compatible
machine. pilot-link works with all PalmOSÂ® handhelds, including those
made by Handspring, Sony, and Palm, as well as others."
So it is not a surprise that it doesn't work on your new phone if it is
not palmOS based.
But it works quite well on those palmOS based PDAs as we tested before.
> Given that I've never managed to get sync working with my new phone, I
> thought I'd give this a try again & give a return on experience...
> When I plug my phone over USB, FSpot starts & offers to import photos
> from the phone.
> Skip that... start Evo and try & do a sync.
> GNOME Pilot starts up a wizard, detecting that this is the first time
> I'm setting up a sync source.
> I changed Cradle to Phone, and selected USB for sync. I guessed the
> device would be usb:, but really I was surprised I needed to.
> I need to configure an owner name & PDA ID? I have no idea what these
> are for... Oh, well, assume sensible defaults...
> I have no HotSync button, my phone is plugged in, but undetected, and
> there is no way to complete the registration of the sync source.
> Am I doing something wrong, running an unsupported phone (is there a
> list), or does this stuff just not work as well as I'd have hoped?
> I'm all for thinking positive, but the uniform feedback I've had when
> talking to people is that syncing smartphones on Linux needs a lot of work.
Harry Lu Sun COM
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