We now have year 2010 but sometimes it still feels like living in the Stone Age of Computing. There's a smartphone, let's call it N97, with Symbian on it. Then there are a bunch of client computers such as a Debian workstation/homeserver running Sid, a Laptop running OS X with iCal and a Windows XP machine at work. Every machine itself (well, with the exception of the XP machine) is a nice piece of hard- and software offering a bunch of possibilities: you can manage your calendars, contacts and tasks.
The difficulty arise when you want to sync those calendars, contacts and tasks between all of the different machines.
There are several ways to address this task:
Additionally there are problems when you delete an event from your CalDAV calendar on your smartphone. iSync will report an error like this:
Freitag, 9. April 2010 21:45
• Changes of „Events in writeprotected calendar“ on this phone are not permitted. These changes were ignored: test, 04/09/2010 23:00
Deleting events in your local iCal calendar, however, is working well. In the end this result is not encouraging as I need the CalDAV calendars being in sync.
Syncing with Sunbird on OS X doesn't work either. Maybe it would with DAViCal as server frontend?
Syncing calendars and other stuff really seems to be painful. Using a third party webservice such as .Mac or Google Calendar is no option at all. I don't want to give private data out of my hands and control. So, a self hosted service is needed.
Dear lazyweb, is there a solution available for my problem? I hope so...