BlackBerry is a line of mobile e-mail and smartphone devices developed by Canadian company Research In Motion (RIM). While including typical smartphone applications (address book, calendar, to-do lists, etc., and telephone capabilities), the BlackBerry is primarily known for its ability to send and receive Internet e-mail wherever it can access a mobile network of certain cellular phone carriers. It commands a 20.8% share of worldwide smartphone sales, making it the second most popular platform after Nokia's Symbian OS. The service is available in North America and in most European countries.
Synchronization Using barry
This example syncronizes your blackberrys contacts and calender with your evolution contacts and calender. In theory the same princible should be able to be applied to other mail and calander clients. Including kmail and Google calender.
evolution - from the extra repository
msynctool-stable - from the AUR - http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=32917
libopensync-plugin-evolution2-stable - from the AUR - http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=39025
barry - from the AUR http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=20874
When building barry, the PKGBUILD must be edited to enable the barry opensync plugin to be built. This must be added to the configure line in the PKGBUILD as shown below.
./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-gui --enable-opensync-plugin
Currently the barry opensync plugin will only build against opensync-stable and msynctool-stable
Creating a Sync Pair
Setup evolution to use your liking if you have not done so already.
Create a sync group called evoberry
msynctool --addgroup evoberry
Add evolution and the blackberry to the sync group.
msynctool --addmember evoberry evo2-sync msynctool --addmember evoberry barry-sync
Configure the evolution member
msynctool --configure evoberry 1
Change the defaults to the location of your evolution files as shown in the example
<config> <address_path>file:///home/user/.evolution/addressbook/local/system</address_path> <calender_path>file:///home/user/.evolution/calendar/local/system</calender_path> <tasks_path>file:///home/user/.evolution/tasks/local/system</tasks_path> </config>
Configure the blackberry member
msynctool --configure evoberry 2
Change the device number to your blackberry pin number as shown in the example.
# # This is the default configuration file for the barry-sync opensync plugin. # Comments are preceded by a '#' mark at the beginning of a line. # The config format is a set of lines of <keyword> <values>. # # Keywords available: # # DebugMode - If present, verbose USB debug output will be enabled # # Device - If present, it is followed by the following values: # PIN number - PIN number of the device to sync with (in hex) # sync calendar - 1 to sync calendar, 0 to skip # sync contacts - 1 to sync contacts, 0 to skip # # Password secret - If present, specifies the device's password in plaintext # #DebugMode Device 00000000 1 1 #Password secret
Sync and smile
Make sure evolution is closed and your blackberry is connected then issue the sync command.
msynctool --sync evoberry