Re: [Evolution] Problem viewing calendars on multiple machines

Minor correction: it is not "SyncML the protocol" which limits the kinds
of data that can be exchanged, it is "SyncML server XYZ" or "SyncML
client ABC" which only support certain kinds of data.

  Or are you saying
that the SyncMl "intermediate standard format" is effectively cast in

No, it is not. The implementations choose that, with varying success.

Both of the above make it even worse to my mind.  It means that if I
have a working system with clients A and B connecting via server S
then it's quite possible that clients A and B *wont't* work with a
different server T.  In fact, thinking about my experiences so far,
that is *exactly* what happens.  Each combination of client A (my
Nokia E71), server (eGroupware, myFunambol, a locally installed
Funambol and ScheduleWorld) and client B (usually evolution) works
slightly differently and has different foibles.

I don't think you understand. SyncML is a document format that can be used
by applications providing a certain set of features, like contacts, calendar
data, tasks, notes... However, you should still be allowed to make an
application that only provides contact info, or an application that only
handles tasks. Someone might even want to make an application that
only handles notes! Obviously, the clients and servers choose how they
want to use the document. The document format, however, is versioned so
people know what to expect because that's what SyncML plugins, clients
and servers do.

Your complaint, is that not all applications understand all other applications
datafiles, and that you cannot connect directly to a data source without
some mechanism to protect the integrity of the data, etc. That's just how
stuff works. Probably won't change, and I certainly hope it never will.

You've been complaining for days now; I managed to download, install and
configure Funambol, SyncEvolution and Genesis to work with all my PIMs
and all my different mobile phones, from scratch, in less than two hours.
Are you seeing my point? I didn't rush anything, and I don't have the fastest
connection in the world. It really isn't difficult.

I really feel that the internet would be a better society if people complained
less and fixed more, if people were more interested in learning than they were
in making claims.

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