[plug] Evolution -> kde pim migration

Brad Campbell brad at wasp.net.au
Wed Nov 2 21:47:11 WST 2005

Richard Meyer wrote:

> Have you got any further with this, Brad?
> It's something I've been considering for a while, but didn't really want
> to jump feet-first into, without some planning.  
Oh yes.. what a nightmare..
kontact 3.4.1 mangles telephone numbers on vcard import if the phone number contains a "+" (which 
1652 of my contacts do). So I ended up at the end of a *very* long trail, finding an on-line vcard 
to ldif converter, converting my contact database to ldif and importing it that way.. Yay!

The calendar imported cleanly after fixing the recurring events.. that might be an issue with other 
events, but I only have 2 kinds of recurrences myself.. a monthly and yearly.. and it worked for me..

As for syncing... </me shakes head slowly>

Kitchensync/multisynk and synce is a reliability nightmare.. contacts are sorta reliable, and 
calendar events from the pc to the device appear quite stable, but events created on the device are 
prone to dissapear in a puff of bytes trying to make it back up the pipe.. When the kde apps are not 
segfaulting anyway..
On that same note.. synce currently has huge problems with infinite loops forming with recurring 
events.. they are working on it now though.

Kitchensync/multisynk and opie is another story again.. I have sort of managed to get contacts 
working, but the calendar stubbornly refuses to sync at all.. I can get calendar entries from the 
device to the PC, but nothing from the PC to the device.. At least it does not segfault however..

All in all it's almost enough to make me want to install windows/activesync and outlook, except that 
pocketpc is such a huge load of tripe.

As for why pocketpc in the first place? Well the time has come that I need a smartphone and 
unfortunately the palms are too unreliable, the nokias don't sync with linux (and are just too slow) 
and I have not seen anything qtopia based yet.. so pocketPC it is until they get Familiar/Opie 
stable for the h6315.

I guess the upside is this has kicked me in the bum to get back to helping out with Familar/Opie, 
although it does mean I have spent the last 2 days rebuilding my development environment and getting 
up to speed with the new tools rather than doing productive work.

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