Boy, that Apple Palm synchronization conduit sure does suck. Is this actually complicated for some reason, or have they just not touched the code in a decade? Why hasn't some third party yet written a replacement? Does the fact that even the Missing Sync
people haven't fixed this mean that it's hard? Or that for some reason I'm the only one who cares?
These fields (and probably others) are not synchronized: Calendar event "Location" and "URL"; Address book "IM", "Web Site", "Birthday", "Picture", "Middle Name" and "Nickname". Most of these fields actually exist in both places, they're just not sychronized, so there's really no excuse.
I also whined about this on the Apple feedback page, but I don't have any reason to believe that's anything but a black hole. (Is it?)
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"Dear Linux People..." I am, incidentally, gleefully awaiting the first doofus who comes here and says, "If you were running the One True OS you could write it yourself, you whiner!"
, then I'll ask, "Do the Gnome or KDE conduits handle this right?"
and they'll say "No, but that's not the point!"
and I'll say "Choke on my fuck!"
and then someone will post it on Slashdork. So let's not, 'k?
Update, Nov 2005: The new version of Missing Sync is out now, and comes with its own conduit that fixes most of these problems.