[clug-talk] Kontact synchronization?
sgrover at open2space.com
Fri Feb 4 23:02:16 PST 2005
I think I solved this, with a little help from Jesse at the meeting where we
checked out the kde directories for Kontact. (Thanks Jesse.)
It turns out the calendar information (schedule/todo, etc.) is stored in a
file at ~/.kde/share/apps/korganizer/std.ics (default calendar). You can
point to this file to "merge" it's entries into your own calendar
(File/Import/Merge Calendar). Or I guess you can just replace the current
calendar file, if you know which one is the most recent and changes have only
been made to one of them.
So in the short term, there are a couple of options:
1. Manually merge the calendars when needed.
2. Script an rsync routine to replace the calendar file (potential data loss
if both files have been updated).
I'd still like to trigger Kontact's merge routine from a script, but at least
I have something to get started.
WRT the contacts, the address book supports exporting all contacts to a vcard
file, and importing vcard files. So the options here are similar to the
calendar sync options. The contact data seem to be stored in
These methods are much much simpler than centralizing your contacts / calendar
on an LDAP server - at least for a simple one laptop, one desktop setup.
Hope this helps someone.
On Monday 31 January 2005 21:36, Shawn wrote:
> The problem is that the laptop may be disconnected from the network, but
> still need this information. That's fine, if I want to manually
> export/import the contacts. But this can get tedious, especially if I add
> contacts while away from the network - there's a potential to inadvertently
> loose this info. So I'm wondering if there is an easier way to keep the
> two instances synchronized, yet allow the laptop to be off network for
> of time. I'm sure I can set up an LDAP server for my contacts to alleviate
> this, but there will be times where Interent connectivity just isn't
> I'll be building an rsync routine to sync some other files (documents, work
> files, etc.). Is there some way to programatically trigger an export of
> the data, then trigger an import? The transfer of the files should be
> relatively straight forward... I know there are similar tools for PDAs, do
> any work with laptops?
> Or is there a better method to keep select files/resources synched between
> a laptop and a desktop? Thanks for any tips.
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