Task status not synchronized

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Egoist
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Task status not synchronized

Post by Egoist » Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:06 pm

I have Thurderbird 2.0 w/ Lightning 0.9 and BirdieSync 1.7.1.2 at home and Outlook at work and I sync to both. In my device the tasks sync well to work; the tasks that are complete show complete. However, when I sync at home the tasks appear complete in Thurderbird (check mark with line through) but the status shows "Not specified" so if I want to just see the active tasks it shows everything.
Also maybe related, the categories I have in Outlook translate to Thurderbird in the task but not to the list of categories in Lightning.

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Re: Task status not synchronized

Post by Birdy » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:11 pm

Hello Egoist,

I will do some tests to check the behavior of Birdiesync.
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Re: Task status not synchronized

Post by Birdy » Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:29 pm

I could not reproduce the problem regarding the task status. If I create a task on the mobile device marked "not completed" and then check it "completed". The status is "Completed on..." in Thunderbird. This is the same if I directly create the task "completed" on the mobile device.
Do you have a different behavior if you do the same ? Or do you only have this behavior when you synchronize a task created with Outlook ?
Could you give me a procedure so that I can reproduce the problem ?
Note that it only works with BirdieSync 1.7.1.2 (in previous version, the task status was not synchronized).

Regarding the task/event category, it is not automatically added to the category list if it didn't exist. By now it is necessary to add it manually to have it present in the list (in Lightning/Sunbird options). Maybe another option could be added in BirdieSync to automatically add the synchronized category in the list of Lightning/Sunbird if not already present.
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Re: Task status not synchronized

Post by Egoist » Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:34 pm

Thanks for the update.

The tasks are being created in Outlook at work. I am synchronizing the tasks into my device and then syncronizing my device to Thuderbird at home. The tasks are being mark completed in Outlook. When I look at the device they also appear complete but when they transfer to Thunderbird, they "appear" completed with a line through them but when I check their status they don't get updated. If I want to look only at active tasks, everything shows up (even the tasks that have a line through them!).

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Re: Task status not synchronized

Post by Birdy » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:07 am

Do you have this problem with not recurring tasks and with recurring tasks ?

I see that you have this problem when you synchronized a task completed with Outlook. Do you also have it when you create a task directly on the mobile device in Pocket Outlook and mark it completed ?
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