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July 04, 2008

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Alex

Working pretty smoothly, but one hiccup: when I clicked the Sign Out button and then signed in again, I lost all my sync settings and mappings! Once I redid all that (ten calendars and lots of contacts), the next sync took a VERY long time, and re-downloaded EVERYTHING!

Have not tried to repeat that, since it was so annoying the first time. ;-)

babouyes

Hi,
we have been waiting for this feature a log time, and i'm shure you are making the best of you... but, how log does it takes?

is the build 347 stable enough to use it?

thank you

Paco

Hi,

I would like to know, if it will be possible to sync the groups from the adressbook aswell?

thank you for your great work!!!

Pete Bishop

I'm using build 347 - it's working nicely for me. I want to put 25 users on the one google apps account but I'm patiently waiting for official release. In addition to the groups question what if a spanning sync user has two seperate Google Apps accounts and they want to sync with two different address books (different companies). I know I will be asked as soon as the software rolls out. Thanks.

Charlie Wood

Pete-

In fact, that's the expected behavior. Just stay signed into Spanning Sync and each sync will only have to process your recently changed events and contacts.

Thanks,
Charlie

Charlie Wood

(I'm combining responses to several comments below.)

babouyes-

I use Build 347 every day and find it very stable, but it's still beta for a reason: we don't believe we've found all the bugs yet, and some things haven't been finished (like localization and documentation). If you use the beta, please do so with this in mind. We're doing an extended beta to make sure that when we launch v2.0 it's rock solid.

Paco-

Version 2.0 won't sync groups, but we'll certainly look at adding that functionality in a future release.

Pete-

You may run into some issues having 25 Macs syncing with one account, since only one can push updates at any given time. You won't run into errors per se, but since you'll have a lot of Macs competing for the same account, you might find that changes from any one Mac might take a lot longer to show up in Google than you would like, if that Mac happens to try to push when another Mac is already doing so.

Spanning Sync only supports syncing with a single Google account, and Google Contacts doesn't yet have a sharing feature. I wouldn't be surprised to see this functionality come from Google though, and that might be the best solution.

Thanks,
Charlie

Pete Bishop

Thanks for the heads up.

If a mac is trying to connect and gets the 'busy tone' will it remain in queue and keep trying or is there a chance it will give up? A delay is OK, for my client the data being centralised on mac is the big winner.

Pete

Charlie Wood

Pete-

Whenever Spanning Sync pushes new calendar events to Google, it first checks to see if another Spanning Sync process (on any Mac) is already pushing to the same calendar, and if not, pushes the updates. If the calendar is in use by another Spanning Sync process, it simply waits a few minutes and tries again. It won't ever give up, but if there are a lot of processes contending for the same calendar, it might take a while for them all to finish.

Thanks,
Charlie

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