March 17th, 2008
Following on from my last post – I cleaned up the Windows Mobile 5+ sync support even more, and tested that it works from a completely clean install of 2008 Spring. And then I made a video, and now I’m sending it to the world.
The video shows me installing the metapackage for WM5/6 + KDE support, creating a partnership (with synce-kpm) and running a demo synchronization (with KitchenSync). It’s riveting stuff, and it even has a voiceover. I’m sure it’ll make me rich and famous…
Testing on Cooker, it seems most people can get synchronization going with their device, which I count as a huge success given how pointlessly difficult this all was about five days ago. It also has exposed several minor bugs in, particularly, how KDE handles synchronized data, so I’ll be poking the KDE team to see if they can improve that. But it’s definitely a good feeling to leap right from the “well how do I do that, then?” phase to the “polishing and bug fixing” phase.
I also need to make a video for Nokia and Blackberry syncing, and see if I can fake enough C++ to get this KitchenSync module for nice easy GUI configuration of the Blackberry plugin written. Not sure if I can manage that, heh.
Video is below!