Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 474070
Request to downgrade OpenSync to 0.22 for F9/10/rawhide
Last modified: 2009-03-27 15:32:36 EDT
I packaged barry, a desktop toolset for managing your BlackBerry device, which uses OpenSync. However, it's not compatible with the newer version of OpenSync so F9/10 users are unable to sync their Blackberries.
The OpenSync website states the following: 0.3x releases are not recommended for end users or distribution packaging. I've also brought this issue upstream and I've included the response I received below.
I'm not sure what other packages are using OpenSync but I propose we downgrade to 0.22, if possible, until a stable higher version is released. Your thoughts on this would be appreciated. Thank you.
>> Are there any plans to implement a newer version of libopensync since
>> FC doesn't support 0.22?
> opensync 0.3 is a very bad idea to include in a distribution, because it
> doesn't work. The opensync maintainers expressly say it should not be
> included in distributions, right on the opensync home page. If you want
> to have any hope of having synchronization of just about anything
> actually *work*, you should convince the FC guys to downgrade to
> opensync 0.22 until 0.3 / 0.4 is actually usable.
> We had the same issue on Mandriva. Someone blindly bumped opensync from
> 0.22 to 0.3 without bothering to test whether it was actually at all
> usable. I came along, tried to actually get synchronization to work, and
> found it was completely impossible, so I had to spend several days
> downgrading all the packages. Then thing started to work.
May I just add that since Fedora 10/opensync0.3, opensync does not sync KDEPIM contacts/calendar with mobile phones.
If going back to opensync0.2 fixes that, than I would welcome the downgrade until opensync reaches a stage (possibly 0.4) where its developers say that it's OK to be packaged in a distribution.
Another possibility -- Can we package libopensync-0.4x? They have a development version out that the barry mailing list is moving to.
We will be going for 0.22 downgrade till 0.4x is really ready. Should happen in the next days.
Sounds good--doesn't look like anybody could really be using 0.3, so the new APIs in 0.4x will break all the consumers until they update.