[kdepim-users] Support for palm devices in KDE SC 4.4 and beyond?

Ecaroh ecaroh at gmx.de
Fri Jan 8 11:34:06 GMT 2010


Am Freitag 08 Januar 2010 schrieb Aharon Schkolnik:


> I completely agree with the "not less, not more" perspective. I am
> currently using a palm m515, and it does exactly what I need.
> However, it is very important that it sync smoothly with KDE, and I
> can see there isn't much hope for that in the future.
> So, my question is: what shall I buy ?
> I'm talking about picking up something relatively cheap on e-bay,
> that does what I need (Kontacts, Tasks, Calendar) and that syncs with
> KDE (and hopefully will continue to sync with KDE for quite a while).
> Suggestions ?

After my long long inquiry around _local_ (!) sync solutions between 
smartphones and KDE in the past two years my conclusion is (at time of 
this posting) very pessimistic:

 - Sync solutions from a vendor - duh, never has been an option.
 - SyncML is still under heavy development - not an option.
 - As stated, KDE 4 / Palm - not an option anymore.
 - Palm Pre / Android / ... relies on Google - not an option.
 - Sync with Sync-Providers like funambol etc.. - not an option.
 - Maemo (Nokia N900) - might become an option.

So, you can make a conclusion:
 - There is no local sync (USB/WLAN/BT) software solution under actual
   desktop environments with actual smartphones.
   (If somebody knows a solution i will consider your amazon wishlist)
 - SyncML via Internet: your milage may vary. You can use some sync 
   services like remember the milk or funambol.

 - Stay with KDE 3.5.10 Kontact / Palm OS and Kpilot
 - Check for updates on Maemo Website
 - Check Nokia N900 for usability
 - Check the Palm Pre App Store sometimes
 - Wait for a working SyncML solution in a) GNU/Linux - KDE 
   and b) in the desired smartphone. 

 --HTH-- i know that my answer does not solve the problem :-(


PS: Thanks to Debian release policies: Squeeze will not release before 
Summer 2010! Hopefully they delay the release for some more months so i 
can stay with that what i have: A working sync solution!  :-)

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