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[Sunday 11th April 2010 at 7:43 pm]

[Feeling |surprisedsurprised]

Yesterday's discovery is that a 10-year-old Ericsson T39m has better standards-based synchronisation support than a shiny new HTC Desire I was trying to set up.

My Ericsson T39m can synchronise the calendar and phone book over Bluetooth (and possibly infra-red) with anything that speaks the standard Bluetooth PIM profile. The HTC Desire can't do that.

The Ericsson T39m can exchange calendar and phone book entires over Bluetooth and infra-red with anything that speaks the standard OBEX profiles. The HTC can receive phone book entries (but prompts for every single one, making it impractical to do a bulk transfer), but cannot receive calendar entries. I'm not sure if it can send entries either - I didn't investigate that.

New phones are supposed to be better than old ones, not worse!
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[User Picture]From: tau_iota_mu_c
Monday 12th April 2010 at 6:26 am (UTC)
I've noticed most new things these days have more regressions over old things than improvements.

In other news, I'm turning into a grumpy old man.

Last night I jumped back to a 8 month old snapshot of debian unstable that I still fortunately had on my backup disk, after giving up waiting for a fix to the Xserver that hadn't come in the past 4 months. And I no longer have the desire to run bleeding edge software. Next machines I install will either be debian testing or debian stable instead.
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