Fwd: Windows Client Software: The hard truth.

Claes Mogren claes.mogren at gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 07:46:57 CEST 2007

I remember this being discussed long ago and I think there was a deal made
in November last year. Take a look here:


It's PIM synchronization, and they support a lot different databases;
Outlook, Mozilla, Kolab PIM and lots of mobile devices.

I'm curious about the details in this partnership though and how far along
they are in integrating it with OpenMoko.


On 7/13/07, Jeff Andros <jeff at bigredtj.com> wrote:
> Bryce et al
> sorry, I was typing without a lot of sleep, that's that I meant to come
> across.  I think the optimum solution would be to find another open source
> project that is willing to work out a partnership deal... basically we'd
> distribute a branded copy of their software (<name of cool sync software
> project here />: openmoko edition (pretty much we change the logo and
> title... make sure that the other project 1. agrees and 2. gets mucho
> acknoledgement for their contribution)) they get more exposure, we get a
> really good sync solution, and the consumers get peace of mind.  Then on the
> wiki we provide a list of other sync solutions if whatever we choose doesn't
> meet their needs.  The idea in it's entirety is to give people their warm
> fuzzies on an "official" sync solution, but also be totally open about the
> fact that there's a world of other sync solutions out there.  There's enough
> already out there that we don't need to be re-inventing the wheel on another
> sync system.
> I'd like to see a list on the wiki of various sync software, with people's
> opinions on then, then we select the "official-ish" one from the best on the
> list.  It's been years since I've used anything resembling sync software,
> and that was in my pre-linux days so even then it was activesync or I'd get
> it rolling, but if someone wants to throw that up there, it'd be awesome
> --Jeff
> P.S. hopefully this makes sense... I'm pretty sleep deprived at the moment
> On 7/12/07, Bryce Leo < bryce.leo at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hey there jeff. I totally agree that choice is key but I think that I
> > feel there needs to be one basic sync app distributed with the phone.
> > I don't see much of a problem with building one that's easy to
> > maintain and cross platform. Java is great at the cross platform thing
> > and funambol on the j2se base and Sync4J on the jt22 base seem to have
> > the necessary serer parts to be hackable into working the way that we
> > want.
> >
> > >From what I've looked for I haven't found any included windows desktop
> > sync apps, or much window support at all, but i'm sure once more kits
> > get out there the driver will harden up and the clients will start
> > popping into alpha and beta pretty quick.
> >
> >
> --
> Jeff
> O|||||||O
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