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Re: [trinity-devel] Re: TDEPIM status and possibility to extend it to support syncevolution

From: Michele Calgaro <michele.calgaro@...>
Date: Sat, 5 Dec 2015 20:33:43 +0800
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On 2015/12/04 03:47 AM, Slávek Banko wrote:
> On Thursday 03 of December 2015 20:27:11 Timothy Pearson wrote:
>>> So I am looking for a way to sync up few devices. Tablet, 2xPhones, TDE etc. What should be synced is the 
>>> trivial once (cal, event, address, todo, notes) and possibly all the rest possible to be synced via syncML 
>>> (images, mp3 etc - but this is nice to have - I'm sure it will work as the syncml library is pretty good - we 
>>> just miss an interface in TDE for it).
>> 
>> I am unfamiliar with syncML.  Do any of these phones / sync solutions use a standard interface (similar to 
>> CalDAV, CardDAV, etc.) or are they all proprietary / device class specific APIs?
>> 
>> Thanks!
>> 
>> Tim
> 
> As far as I know, SyncML went into oblivion just because it was very differently implemented in different devices.
>  I personally consider SyncML as the history that is no longer promising.
> 
> Current devices usually use CalDAV / CardDAV or ActiveSync or both. For example, there's an application for Android
> - DAVDroid, which is being developed as opensource. That's why I want to focus on solving problems CalDAV and
> CardDAV in TDE.
> 

I also don't sync my phone or any other device for the same reasons Tim explained in details.
But I think it would be a good addition (perhaps a -must have- one these days) to TDE since most of the general users
would surely use it.
If we identify a proper way forward (required protocols and interfaces) we could look at integrating them into TDE.
Cheers
  Michele
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