Re: [Evolution] sync

On Wed, 2002-07-03 at 13:39, Not Zed wrote:

This whole issue is best served by using a server.

[The following is probably off-topic since server side infrastructure
has nothing to do with Evo, but I still wanted to say it...]

You are right : articulating everything around a server reduces the
problem to a single interface instead of n² combinations of clients
synchronizing with each other. And IMAP does is real well as far as mail
is concerned. So the missing pieces are :

- A directory server :
I already access LDAP from Evolution, so I already have my whole
directory from anywhere I sit. But it is still the company directory,
not my contacts with my own annotations. So I would say that the "read"
aspect of the problem is solved, but the "write" aspect still needs some

- A calendaring server :
There seem to be a few proprietary solutions, and the obvious need and
user interest got some free software developers thinking about the
problem. The standards are there, but it looks like there is still a lot
of work to do to implement them.

My mail, files and bookmarks are on the server. The only reason I carry
my Palm Pilot is to keep my todo list, my calendar and my own contacts 
with me. I dream of the day when I can sit at any generic machine and
find my complete personal work environment.

Maybe I need Microsoft Exchange...

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