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Old 12-14-2010, 07:14 PM   #1
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Palm Pilot synchronization

I've been running Kubuntu (up to 10.10 now) and also OpenSuSE. I have a Palm Pilot that I want to synchronize to the KDE databases for kontact, kaddressbook, korganizer, etc. Until my upgrade to KDE 4.5.4 I was able to use kpilot, but kpilot is no longer being maintained and has been dropped altogether from KDE 4.5.4. So I've been stranded. It seems that both kpilot and jpilot are quite ancient, not having been materially updated for ten years.

One suggestion I've heard is to replace my Palm with an iPhone, but that's not a path I want to take. The iPhone has capabilities (telephony for one) that I don't need but would be paying dearly for. Not only is the iPhone far more expensive than the Palm; it entails that horrendous and extortionate two-year contract with AT&T.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can sync my Palm to the KDE databases? One possibility is some combination of akonadi and OpenSync, but there doesn't seem to be support for that yet, let alone a clear explanation as to how to get that combination to work.
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Is it not possible to manually download the kpilot package?
Old 12-14-2010, 08:39 PM   #3
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palm pilot sync

Check out jpilot, and if that's not quite right see gpilot.
Old 12-14-2010, 10:47 PM   #4
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kilot, jpilot, and gpilot

I might be able to find an old version of kpilot, but I would assume that since it's not now in Kubuntu, any older version would not work very well in the current KDE environment.

jpilot does indeed work under the latest Kubuntu, but it's not at all integrated with KDE -- not surprising for a program that apparently hasn't been significantly changed since the year 2000. It works pretty well on its own terms, but its database, which is not configurable, seems not to be compatible with korganizer and kaddressbook.

I tried gpilot, but it lacks conduits for an addressbook or a calendar, let alone the addressbook and calendar used by KDE. And syncing it seems to require a gnome applet that isn't available in the KDE environment.


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