This summer was a good summer for syncing. A couple of days ago the OpenSync project released their version 0.19 which now finally is able to sync the KDE desktop data also when using the KDE frontend KitchenSync. Previously this wasn't possible because the event loops of the KDE plugin and the frontend got in conflict, when running in the same process.
Once upon a time, there were all those nice, separate applications that were somehow meant for various PIM tasks like mail, calendar, addressbook, etc. To make the world an even better place (and to share resources), they decided to unite, join forces and create this wonderful application, called Kontact. Just like one large family, they worked together and due to the large number of active developers the project flourished.
Well, i finally had enough time and ideas to add direct support for bluetooth in kmobiletools.
It was more tricky than i though anyway..
First i had to update kdebluetooth to make it export some classes, and add a new one, RfcommSocketDevice, which is similar to the existant RfcommSocket, but more usabile on threading.
Long time since last blog post..
But i've been quite busy with KMobileTools 0.5 beta1 release.
Pre-release time was a hell.. i had to rewrite the whole theme for the homepage (looks really good now, anyway :P ) and some new reference pages, since a lot changed since 0.4.
After a long wait and many code rewrites i finally release the first beta of the new KMobileTools.
Totally redesigned user interface, better codebase stability, full phonebook support, integration with KDE AddressBook and Kontact, better support for a lot of mobile phones.
I've prepared also a Live CD, LiveMobileTools, with everything (including kdebluetooth) integrated and ready-for-use.