Information Management Howto
Information Managers (or PIM) are softwares designed to help managing
personnal informations such as address book, calendar, to-do list,
Novell Evolution is a PIM working under linux. It
allows to manage:
can be downloaded at the following url:
Evolution is under the GPL.
Moreover, synchronization of
evolution's PIM (Personal information manager) datas with other
devices is possible.
The evolution's documentation, which is
available on their website, explains how to synchronize evolution's
data with a Palm OS. But by default, the application do not seem to
be able to syncrhonize with other devices, or with backup
Mutisync is another project, whose aim is to allow
synchronization of data between as much devices as possible. But at
this moment I couldn't get Multisync working to backup my PIM datas.
It seems that this application is no more supported.
developpers have moved to the OpenSync project (debian packages
issued from the opensync project are *opensync*, multisync-tool,
On the debian etch distribution, not all
packages are working:
0.82-8 do not work. It can't find any contact or calendar event from
0.90.19-1 do not work. I was unable to configure the evolution
plugin. Even when plugins are configured using the msynctool
command, multisync0.90 crashes when trying to bakcup evolution data
to the file plugin.
contains the msynctool command which works well !! (See the manpage
to use it)
opensync plugins are available, which work with the multisync-tool
default, when using the file plugin to backup your evolution data,
if you remove all files from your backup directory and resync with
your evolution database, all evolution data will be destroyed !!! It
won't be possible to recover your data !
not sync while evolution is open. All entries (contacts, calendar,
...) will be marked as modified and will be copied to the
is the list of Opensync available conversions:
plugin that would be nice for Opensync, is an HTML writer.
to related pages:
MultiSync is a GNOME program that aims to
synchronize any two devices and programs with respect PIM's data. It
has now become obsolete, since the developpers are now working on the
successor of multisync which is
is a synchronization framework that is platform and distribution
independent. It consists of a powerful sync-engine and several
plugins that can be used to connect to devices.
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