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dhns
post Sep 21 2006, 10:17 AM
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Dear all who have been waiting for a very long time for some progress,

we have a first beta version which does more or less perfectly bidirectionally sync contacts and tries to sync something (wrongly) on calendar entries.

But beware: this is a Beta with several known and even more unknown bugs!

As a precaution, please do a Backup of your Mac and the Zaurus first:

1) open Apple AddressBook and save the database to a safe location
2) open Apple iCal and save the database to a safe location
3) make a Backup of your Zaurus to CF/SD
4) you can additionally start ZMacSync and use the "File/Save As..." menu item to copy the Zaurus PIM database to a file on your Mac (it is the output of dtm2xml stored in XML format) - to restore you would use "File/Load..."

Notes:
* the manual has NOT yet been updated.
* use a Refresh sync if you don't want to touch the database on the Mac.
* use a slow sync to enforce that SyncServices compare records item by item. The Mac will pop up a Conflict resolver - if needed
* the package includes AJZaurusUSB-0.3.2 - both the PowerPC and the Intel version. It is known that the Intel version has problems.
* earlier reports that ZMacSync hangs and shows no progress after some minutes is thought to be an unresolved bug in the USB driver (a new release is in preparation but still kernel panics sometimes).
* you may loose or corrupt all your contacts and iCal entries.
* ZMacSync itself is now a universal binary.

Now, if you still want to try: http://www.dsitri.de/download/ZMacSync-2.1.0.tgz

We would appreciate any feedback.

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ralphrmartin
post Jan 2 2007, 11:17 AM
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So, we now get ZMacSync 2.0.4, after ZMacSync 2.1.0 was released 3 months ago.

Will ZMacSync EVER be able to do what I paid my shareware fee for all those years ago? :-(
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post Jan 2 2007, 12:33 PM
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QUOTE(ralphrmartin @ Jan 2 2007, 08:17 PM)
So, we now get ZMacSync 2.0.4, after ZMacSync 2.1.0 was released 3 months ago.

Will ZMacSync EVER be able to do what I paid my shareware fee for all those years ago? :-(
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Hm,
looks like we should start a rumour thread - like those about an Apple Tablet or iPhone, MacOS X Lite :-)

BTW: 2.1.0 was a beta test that was not very successful and encouraging as you can see from the number of responses.

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ralphrmartin
post Jan 2 2007, 02:22 PM
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QUOTE(dhns @ Jan 2 2007, 08:33 PM)
BTW: 2.1.0 was a beta test that was not very successful and encouraging as you can see from the number of responses.

I want to be able to sync my calendar - much more than anything else. This changes much more often than my address book. But this is the one thing that still doesn't work.

Put that observation with the dire warnings about possible data loss, and I am not surprised you did not get much feedback.

Release a final version which DOES sync everything, and I am sure you will get a lot of feedback.

As for an iPhone or whatever, I'd lay money it does not have a QWERTY keyboard if and when it comes out. If I am right, it will be useless as far as I am concerned, and I suspect for many other Z users too.
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