OpenSync version for 8.04 (Re: Hardy: Time for sync project focus and here is how)

Chris Cheney ccheney at
Fri Mar 21 17:43:57 GMT 2008

On Fri, 2008-03-21 at 18:22 +0100, Michael Banck wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 12:00:07PM -0500, Chris Cheney wrote:
> > Doesn't synce still require kernel patches to make it work? I have
> > worked with the Debian maintainer of synce a bit when I have had the
> > time to get stuff updated in Debian to try to make the update in Ubuntu
> > less painful, but it looks like some parts need to be fixed in userspace
> > so it doesn't require the kernel changes, which from what I gather
> > aren't going to be accepted in the upstream kernel.
> Good question - I don't have WM hardware and never took a look at it.
> The Mandriva packager said they included a patched kernel module indeed.
> This all needs more integration.

Actually thinking about it some more I think it was that the patch was
just done incorrectly but that it could be patched in a different kernel
module properly without causing problems with other hardware. However, I
don't know if the patch has been rewritten yet. I should talk to the
synce guys again soon to find out the status.

> > BTW - If there is going to be a UDS session about syncing I am very
> > interested in attending. I have a WM6 phone that I want to get working
> > out of the box on Ubuntu 8.10.
> Naturally, I'd be interested as well, but I don't know whether I can
> make it time/money-wise...

If we can find enough people going to UDS that are interested we could
hold a session and you could attend via the voip/irc connection,
assuming it doesn't conflict with your schedule.


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