To quote my favorite popmail server...
But if you don't need it to be perfectly pretty, here it is:
It exists in the Nokia phone in the +Menu +Tools +Sync function.
gives a howto for Ubuntu.
http://en.opensuse.org/OpenSync/SyncML-OBEX-Client exposes the SyncML OBEX Client, which has an extensive list of commands. This article explains accessing the phone databases, but does not indicate how to address a program on the PC.
The documentation states that the Evolution plugin does not work. This problem does not exist for the kdepim plugin, so we concentrated our efforts there, since that is where we wanted to be anyhow. (Nevermind the couple of days we spent trying to make it work before finding the comment in the source code... but whatevah.)
It Turns Out That (ITOT) the kdepim plugin works just fine. So we have now not only fired Microsoft in general, but also fired Outlook in particular. We can sync the phone to the KDE PIM flawlessly.
1. Install the required software
2. Check the plugins
p1610:~ # msynctool --listplugins
3. Create msynctool groups and add members
msynctool --addgroup nokia
msynctool --addmember nokia kdepim-sync
msynctool --addmember nokia syncml-obex-client
This creates the nokia group, adds the PIM connector as the first member and adds the phone (syncml-obex) connector as the second member.
4. Configure the members
Configure the PIM Connector
p1610:~ # msynctool --configure nokia 1
This plugin has no options and does not need to be configured
Configure the SyncML-obex client (phone connection)
The default resides at
while the current settings are at
msynctool --configure nokia 2
This brings up a very long list of items.
For brevity let's look at its values like this:
Note that the values are case-sensitive!!!
Check the configuration
p1610:~ # msynctool --showgroup nokia
Member 2: syncml-obex-client
Member 1: kdepim-sync
No Configuration found: This member has no configuration options
msynctool --sync nokia
There are a few gotchas:
* The authors freely admit this is clearly alpha-ware.
* Kontact, KAddressbook, KOrganizer, in general ALL the KDE PIM elements have to be closed, like turned off, not even just in the task bar. Otherwise the process hangs.
* It takes a very long while, especially when you sync the first time. Be patient, let it run its course. As long as you are seeing the disk thrashing icon and top says it is alive, let it run. After several syncs things shall be much faster.
* Watch for the conflict choices. If it finds a conflict it shall ask; the answer is not trivial. Initially you shall find choices between real entries and trash. This may be an artifact of earlier attempts. After several syncs you may find choices being offered between, say, contacts and calendar events. There is not always a clear choice. You can choose a number or Newest. Newest is generally a good choice except where that choice is trash. So pay attention.
* Once it has settled out, pay particular attention to Korganizer. You will click on a particular day, but depending on what event you have selected you may end up at the initiation day or some other day, rather than the day you used to enter the edit.
But all these things are part of paying attention to detail, which is always a good thing to do. "Trust me" almost never works.