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Bug 454781 - [RFE] linux applications compatible with Apples MobileMe
Summary: [RFE] linux applications compatible with Apples MobileMe
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution-data-server
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthew Barnes
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-09 23:11 UTC by shrek-m
Modified: 2013-01-10 04:44 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2009-01-05 16:01:02 UTC

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Description shrek-m 2008-07-09 23:11:54 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008061712 Fedora/3.0-1.fc9 Firefox/3.0

Description of problem:
it would be great if fedora/redhat could provide compatibles
for apples mobile-me.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Didn't try

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2008-07-10 02:24:21 UTC
Well, I'd rather do an open version. :P

More seriously... standards? Docs?

Comment 2 shrek-m 2008-07-10 23:09:14 UTC
hmm, i am no developer,
i do not know if these infos are usefull, just my thoughts.

the wwdc 2008 keynote adress

you can listen to  Scott Forstall  about the iphone 2.0 sdk (september 2008)
between 0:54-0:59 he explains the "unified push notification service" which
provides a persistent ip connection to the server. it provides 3 types of
notifications: badges?, alert sounds, textural alerts with buttons.

between 1:07-1:22 Phil Schiller gives a live demo with safari and

docs and standards? i do not know.

i do not know how all the linux-apps are communicating between each other but
could the  evolution-data-server act as a translator/proxy for MobileMe and
other linux apps?
can he push emails, contacts, calendars to evolution, thunderbird, sunbird,
openldap, postfix, dovecot, cyrus-imap, webdav, ... ?

could redhat/fedora provide a similiar service with open standards and oss?

Comment 3 shrek-m 2008-07-17 19:43:48 UTC
it seems that the protocol is microsofts exchange activesync protocol via http/https

the open source push technology - zarafa_engine / z-push - could be a
possibility for future fedora relaeses.
[...] Z-push is an implementation of the ActiveSync protocol, which is used
'over-the-air' for multi platform ActiveSync devices, including Windows Mobile,
Ericsson and Nokia phones. With Z-push any groupware can be connected and synced
with these devices. [...]
- Technical background
- Architecture & Performance
- Developing own backends
- Get in touch

Z-push is an open-source application to synchronize ActiveSync compatible PDAs
and mobile phones.
It was developed and testet with the Apache Webserver and PHP.

Z-push was initially developed by Zarafa Deutschland GmbH (Germany).

Comment 4 Matthew Barnes 2009-01-05 16:01:02 UTC
Moving this upstream.  For further updates, please see:

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