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Re: [SLE] Palm sync with Evolution in 9.1
  • From: Kenneth Schneider <suselist@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 06:55:21 -0400
  • Message-id: <1084791320.8349.1.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Why don't you take this up with the real culprits, PALM, since THEY
don't supply drivers for linux like THEY do for MS.

On Sun, 2004-05-16 at 22:21, David Krider wrote:
> I *must* be the only person in the entire world masochistic enough to
> try to sync a Palm device with *anything* in Linux. Seriously. I simply
> *have* to be. Because it doesn't work. Ever. I've used Linux as my main
> OS for something like 7 years now, and every single iteration, I think,
> "This will be it. They'll finally get it this time." But "they" never,
> ever do. All I want is to sync my Pilot (a Tungsten T) with something --
> anything -- under Linux like I've been able to do -- flawlessly -- for
> NINE STRAIGHT YEARS under Windows. I guess that's simply too much to
> ask. Forget the fact that it's still impossible to give me the ability
> to sync memos under Evolution, or to support bi-directional categories.
> Apparently, no one coding any of the THREE LAYERS INVOLVED has ever seen
> this as something that someone would want. Why am I so strange? But even
> this is not enough for SuSE 9.1. No. Every single time I try to set up
> my Palm under Evolution's "wizard," gpilotd dies. So I tried Multisync.
> That *looks* like it works, but it actually doesn't. It will only
> transfer stuff from Evo to the Palm. Don't get me started about the fact
> that "Both" is suspiciously MISSING from the filter rules, and the way
> it's working is EXACTLY BACKWARDS of how I have the plugins defined.
> (Okay, you got me. I'm already started.) So, last but not least, I try
> Ol' Faithful, jpilot, but it now seems to only show me the contents of
> about half of my memos. So, to sum up, I now have 3 ways of doing
> something completely half-way, ALL of which DO. NOT. WORK! I realize
> that this is now considered the absolute hardest problem in open source
> software, and that it will take the combined talents of Torvalds,
> Raymond, and Stallman to get it working, but I sleep better knowing that
> "top men" are working 'round the clock to fix this.
> Sigh.
> Why aren't we living in the future yet?
> So, ok. I'll spare you the obvious retort. I started looking for some
> documentation to try to fix this myself. It's, shall we say, fractured,
> at best. Through some broken domains and old email addresses, I *hope*
> that I've finally gotten a message off the lead coder on gnome-pilot.
> We'll see how this works out, but so far, it's not looking good.
> dk
Ken Schneider
unix user since 1989
linux user since 1994
SuSE user since 1998 (5.2)

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