How to configure Funambol synchronization on Meego 1.2 tablets

Once you get a new device, the first thing to do is to put it into a usable state by transferring the addressbook and calendar. This is the bare minimum, followed by bookmarks and passwords (Meego people: please, put Firefox on Meego, instead of Chromium).

While there is a Sync application in Meego, powered by syncevolution, the user interface doesn’t allow to configure Funambol or a custom server. You can still do it from command line though. Here is how:

start the terminal application and enter the following (as user!):

$ syncevolution –configure –sync-property “username=123456” –sync-property “password=!@#ABcd1234” funambol

Put your username and password, of course and if you don’t have one, get it now for free on my.funambol.com. That’s it, you can run the first sync:

$ syncevolution –sync refresh-from-server funambol addressbook calendar

That’s it. Contacts and calendar are now on my tablet. The email client still needs lots of work but it seems to be doing the bare minumum.

I’m not sure it’s possible and how to sync notes/todo. Any suggestion?

More details about configuring syncevolution.

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