SyncML support for the Kolab server has been requested for several years now. Supporting it via the modules available within Horde always seemed to be one the of easiest ways to get mobile clients to synchronize with the server. Since the newest Kolab server release candidates now provide Horde, how far is SyncML support away?
Initially a version that would require an additional MySQL database was planned but p@rdus invested some additional time into generating purely IMAP based drivers so that SyncML support will also be available within the next Kolab release (the Kolab server does not use MySQL at all by default).
Today I was able to sync the Blackberry provided by the customer for the first time. Contacts, events, tasks all survived my minimal testing. Of course the same procedure failed once I gave the customer access to the test server...
So right now I'm entering the debugging phase and I'm starting to prepare some scripts so that people eager to try the SyncML support can install an experimental Horde version on an external web server.
A script for installing horde from CVS is now available. It also installs all the required Kolab patches for SyncML support.
You can fetch and run it like this:
wget http://kolab.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs-kolab.cgi/*checkout*/server/horde/external-horde-cvs.sh chmod u+x external-horde-cvs.sh ./external-horde-cvs.sh