Re: [Evolution] Evolution-list Digest, Vol 44, Issue 17

On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 08:06:44PM -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Tue, 2009-03-10 at 19:10 -0400, Michael A. Gilchrist wrote:
Ummmm... no offense, but just looking at your instructions for
machines makes me think that the design of evolution is a bit insane.
really don't feel like what I want to do should be that difficult.  I
since evolution is the default calendar for most linux systems, it
be... well such a pain to work with on multiple machines.

You seem to be labouring under a misaprehension. Evolution is designed
to work with online services. You are asking it to do something
different, to sync calendars on different machines *without* using an
online calendar service. Can Outlook do that? Or any other well-known
calendar application? What makes you think this is "normal"?

Yes, of *course* Outlook can do that!  Just about every single phone and
PDA on the market at the moment offers Outlook synchronization direct
from the phone to Outlook on your desktop without any other system
being involved at all.

My Nokia E71 (and presumably most other Nokias) just plugs in to the
USB port, you run Nokia PC Suite and it's synchronized.  Similarly my
wife's Palm Treo 6800 can do the same thing.  I assume Windows based
phones can do this too.

In addition PalmOS based PDAs can synchronize directly with Evolution
without involving other services using gnome-pilot.

OK, I'm talking about 'small machines' synchronizing with a desktop
machine but there's very little difference in principle.

Chris Green

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