Re: [Evolution] Reliable Palm device?

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 06:37:37AM -0400, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
On Mon, 2009-10-19 at 11:33 +0100, Chris G wrote:
On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 06:15:19AM -0400, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
On Sat, 2009-10-17 at 22:50 -0700, Simon Roberts wrote:
Hi all,
I've never had great luck with palm devices and Evolution. Partly,
perhaps, because I'm using versions that come with distros (usually
either SuSE or Ubuntu) and they're never "the latest".
I'd suspect the issue is more with the Palm OS version.  pilot-link (the
utilities and libraries used by LINUX applications to exchange data with
the Palm) had issues for a long time with OS version 5 and later
devices.  pilot-link development [around 2005] appeared essentially
moribund,  I don't know if it picked up since;  our response
[OpenGroupware] was just to drop Palm support from our project when
PalmOS 5 shipped.
I'm not aware of a good local syncing solution.  I'd recommend taking a
look at Funambol myPORTAL <> for
an excellent and *real* Open Source [unlike g...] cloud solution if you
are open to that.  Funambol can sync just about anything that has IP
Yes and no.  Funambol (in my experience) isn't an "out of the box"
solution, it needs a fair amount of fairly knowledgeable configuration
to get it working really well.  It's also *huge*, several hundred

myPortal is a *hosted* version of Funambol.

Yes, but that rather spoils the idea of keeping everything on your own
machine.  There's another Funambol based 'out there' server which is
somewhat better than myPortal, I found it worked pretty well with my
E71 without nay mucking around, more than can be said for Funambol 'as
installed'.  (Ah, after a bit of searching, I mean scheduleWorld)

In addition Funambol is *only* a synchronisation server, it doesn't
have any proper desktop client (just a simple test client) so you need
your [Palm] PDA, and funambol *and* a desktop client that will talk to

There are clients for both Evolution and Outlook.

... but neither is an 'out of the box' installation by any means.  I
spent ages with the Evolution one and never really got it working

There's still no really neat Linux desktop <--> PDA synchronisation


Chris Green

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