CalDAV/CardDAV testing volunteers requested

asked 2017-03-20 05:39:57 +0300

chris.adams gravatar image

updated 2017-03-22 04:51:14 +0300


During the most recent CalDAV/CardDAV Contributors Meeting (see summary of meeting at we decided that one particular patch to our CalDAV plugin might need extra testing due to the potential for regressions. It would be great if some members of the community would be willing to help test a package with this patch included (requires developer-mode), to help us identify any regressions (note that this particular patch is currently aimed for the 2.1.1 release, so we have time to fix issues which are noted).

Some important points:

1) The CalDAV and CardDAV plugins are still considered experimental; this particular package should be considered very much experimental and with that in mind, should only be tested by experienced users with non-critical data / accounts.

2) Please take backups (both of local device data and of server data) prior to testing, especially if you are using your own server or account for the testing.

3) If you are using one of the test accounts listed here, please ensure that no personal information is upsynced (e.g. please use fake calendar events etc to avoid leaking private information to those public servers).

4) Any issues found can be reported directly to me via email at chris dot adams at jolla dot com or via the Mer Project bugtracker at

I have built an rpm package with the patch for MER#1646 included, and it is available for download for the next couple of weeks from here

Please note that this is hosted on an insecure server, so before installing it on your device, please check that the sha1sum of the rpm file matches the following:

$ sha1sum buteo-sync-plugin-caldav-0.1.40-1.armv7hl.rpm 
98861dc509ef0d3ce791d4eb91ceb27b7dfbaa45  buteo-sync-plugin-caldav-0.1.40-1.armv7hl.rpm

Alternatively, build the caldav plugin package yourself from git, by checking out master and then cherry-picking the change from this MR on top.

EDIT: I had forgotten that this now has a new dependency, so please also install the updated libsailfishkeyprovider package from here or build it from git here

$ sha1sum libsailfishkeyprovider-0.0.14-1.armv7hl.rpm 
0e07f7625a2e8afd093d951b85270e9a02aa7c99  libsailfishkeyprovider-0.0.14-1.armv7hl.rpm

Once you have the rpms, scp them to your device and install them via rpm -Uvh --force buteo-sync-plugin-caldav-0.1.40-1.armv7hl.rpm libsailfishkeyprovider-0.0.14-1.armv7hl.rpm and then reboot the device.

Sync logs of failing cases can be be gathered following the instructions from here - thanks.

I did a basic smoke test and verified that very basic local and remote changes are synchronised between the device and the remote server successfully, however I only tested a couple of very basic changes. Any help to perform more manual testing would be greatly appreciated!

Best regards,


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Fails to sync or access the local database when connecting to my Nextcloud 11.0.2 instance (the default in works). Sent an email about it.

Manatus ( 2017-03-21 16:50:04 +0300 )edit

Oops - I forgot that it has a new dependency on an updated libsailfishkeyprovider. I've edited my original post to include a download link to that one also, now. Sorry for the confusion!

chris.adams ( 2017-03-22 04:47:29 +0300 )edit
  1. installation without issues
  2. caldav was changed to "manually", set back to "15 min"
  3. calendar app shows caldav calendar (did not since, yay!
  4. Sent some meetings from outlook, recieved them on the phone, imported them into the calendar
  5. all meetings where automatically synced to my caldav calendar.
Moo-Crumpus ( 2017-03-22 15:30:04 +0300 )edit

What is about the new SailfishOS EA ? They also updated the package to fix the CalDav issues, but the version is lower than yours. Is it the same update, but with different version-numbers?

ExPLIT ( 2017-03-24 02:13:43 +0300 )edit

@ExPLIT: It shouldn't. Taking the presented information from chris.adams here into account, that doesn't make sense :) therefore uses the old CalDav implementation and received extra fixes in, 2.1.1.x will probably contain the here mentioned new boteo-plugin.

hoschi ( 2017-03-24 08:02:53 +0300 )edit