How can I syncronise Sailfish3 calendar using Akrutosync?

asked 2018-11-25 16:21:05 +0200

OptimistiJolla gravatar image

updated 2018-11-25 18:29:59 +0200

rozgwi gravatar image

I recently updated my (hereto) trusty Jolla One (still chugging along, although a little slow and with a cracked display) to Sailfish3. As a side note, although the whole OS licensing idea seems to make a lot of sense, I'm not entirely convinced that the decision to completely halt Jolla's own device production was the best one to make. Either way, due to reasons of hardware insufficiency of the old phone, I procured an Xperia XA2, and am embarking on the next leg of the Jolla journey with that and Sailfish3 (some of the flashing instructions could be made still clearer...).

Anyway; after installing Sailfish3 I noticed Akrutosync (for calendars etc. in the event one tries to avoid clouds) doesn't work anymore, as the support for exchange accounts was apparently removed. In other words syncronising the phones calendar with my laptop doesn't happen.

Question 1 As I am completely unfamiliar with CalDAV (assuming it has to with calendars), how do I syncronise my "new" jollaphone with my laptops Outlook calendar, given that the aim is to not use a cloudsync?

Question 2 Would it be completely out of the question to enter into further co-operation with Akrutosync to help make standalone syncronisation a standard with SailfishOS?

Question 3 The double-tap is an annoyingly useful gesture, which (so far at lteast) XperiaXA2 doesn't seem to support. How soon can this be fixed?

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just for the sake of organization: splitting your 3 questions here into separate posts would make sense. alone to help with sensible tagging ;)

and I think the changelog for 3.0 mentioned that existing Exchange accounts need to be removed and added again. Something in the backend of the according adapter changed

rozgwi ( 2018-11-25 18:34:00 +0200 )edit

You may have a point, although really q:s 1&2 refer to the same issue. Q3 is (for now) just a side issue.

As of today, the issue of calendar sync cannot be fixed via remove and add. At least in the "accounts" menu (of settings) there is no longer an option to add an Outlook or Exchange account. Ergo Akrutosync doesn't work, at least the "old-fashioned" way.

Given the path from Nokia - Meego - Sailfish, in which calendar syncing outside a cloud hasn't been a major issue, it seems a little odd that this hasn't been addressed at the release. Be that as it may, I'm hoping someone (Jolla? anybody?) may have a solution for this.

OptimistiJolla ( 2018-11-25 21:51:59 +0200 )edit

Support for Exchange is a licensed feature and will come when they launch the retail (ie. not the trial version) in the shop.

rgp ( 2018-11-26 13:13:44 +0200 )edit

Thanks for the answer.

I'll just settle back and wait for updates.

OptimistiJolla ( 2018-11-26 21:28:09 +0200 )edit