I checkup at freshmeat.net for projects containing syncml, and I am very surprised that only eight (in numbers: eight) are listed! The official Synchronization Markup Toolkit was last updated in 2001. SyncEvolution synchronizes Evolution’s contact, calender and task items via SyncML, and the project was entered mid 2006. Under Known Issues, the author(s) write: Synchronization (with non-Funambol servers) fails, apparently due to problems in the client library. Oh, good! That would match my experiences, so far. DeskNow Mail and Collaboration server is apparently a ully featured and easy to use mail and collaboration server that can handle all the communication and collaboration needs of your company. Ok. Sync4j, the project currently known as Funambol. MultiSync which I’ll be looking at a bit later. It is a modular program to synchronize calendars, addressbooks and other PIM data between programs on your computer and other computers, mobile devices, PDAs or cell phones. MultiSync works on any Gnome platform, such as Linux.. The rest include the WBXML library, a.k.a. libwxml, Scheduleworld, a SyncML service, and Openlink Virtuoso a high-performance object-relational database engine. I note that ScheduleWorld strongly points out that

ScheduleWorld is NOT running the default Funambol server or any of its included service modules

(emphasis not mine!). I don’t wonder why…

BlackBerry, SyncML, and Mobile :: 23 Dec 2006 :: e-mail