Add a tasker capability to manually trigger / change sync settings

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Hi,

There seem to be some isses with sync on local network, e.g.
https://forums.bitfire.at/topic/1088/wifi-ssid-restriction-multiple-networks
https://forums.bitfire.at/topic/1110/last-synced-date-in-google-account-preferences-not-correct

Idea from my side: Add a tasker action plugin for DAVdroid for:

  • trigger manual sync
  • change sync interval

This would make DAVdroid more flexible.
Just some use cases that would profit from this:

  • when I connect to my home wifi, immediately trigger a sync
  • limit syncing to more than one SSID
  • setup sync chains (e.g. with 5mins delay: tablet - phone - tablet) so all devices are synced at once
  • only sync in certain times (e.g. only during daytime)

Regards,
arnschi

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This would of course be possible, although DAVdroid would require more privileges for that (e.g. to see when network has changed etc.). It would also increase complexity and I don't know whether this is really needed.

If you're going to write a patch, please let us know before so that we can coordinate.

Temporal relations are not necessarily causal relations.

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Hi,

With tasker, DAVdroid would not need any more privileges and code (except the plugin interface)!

Tasker is an automatisation tool that is quite flexible - and you can chose from many triggers (like on connect to a certain network / time intervals / ...) and actions. Many actions are provided by tasker, but other 3rd-party-apps can provide these actions as well.

My point is that with a tasker plugin, all my use case examples can be handled by the user itself. However, I have to admit that tasker is quite a complex tool that is not fool-proof - so it not widely spread, and just used by some "geeks" - but it has 1000k installs, and people who want to use DAVdroid are not beginners as well 😉

Sorry that I can only contribute the idea. I have experience in coding for real time embedded systems, but no android experience...

Arnschi

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Hi
I'd like to pick up the general idea cause I think that there are quite a lot davdroid users that do use tasker as well.
However I think there would be an easier way than a plugin. Tasker supports triggering intents so davdroid only needs to provide the appropriate intent and tasker can start the action.

MyAndroidTools can show intents (as broadcast receiver). Davdroid unfortunately only offers 5 intents here and none of them sound like they update calendars or contacts ...

Regards

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It shouldn't require any additions in DAVdroid. Any app can cause DAVdroid to sync by requesting the sync from the ContentResolver (instead of an Intent). So in my opinion, there should be a "sync account(s)" action in Tasker or a Tasker plugin for that.

Temporal relations are not necessarily causal relations.

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Hi
Sounds interesting but does not really help me to find a solution.

Is it possible to trigger a sync from command line?

I don't know why hut on my device often I cannot trigger sync from account settings but only from within the davdroid app

Regards

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Hi,
sorry I did not mention, but I found some solution that did exactly what I was missing.
The app is called Syncer - the sync widget.

I do not know which fancy things it is able to do and how well it works. Most important thing (and the only feature I ever tried): it provides a tasker/locale interface you can use to trigger the sync of any account.

However it would be nice if this simple thing would be provided by tasker (or davdroid, I don't know what would be the correct implementation)

Regards,
Arnschi

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