Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2011 10:16 AM (in response to 80leaves)
Restore iSync from your backup.
Did you install 10.7 over 10.6.8?
Or was this a clean installation of 10.7 followed by migration from backed up data?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2011 10:18 AM (in response to 80leaves)
in all likelyness icloud will be replacing isync
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2011 10:51 AM (in response to Graham Perrin)
it was an upgrade from SL, but worked like a charm. I still can use Sync Services though, and I see everything in Syncrospector, but I would appreciate, what's the "official" way to go now? And iCloud is no option at all that is satisfying. Or is it possible to use icloud without saving data to apples cloud services?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 12:47 AM (in response to 80leaves)
Absence of iSync
This is slightly surprising to me.
Was the upgrade from 10.6.6, 10.6.7 or 10.6.8?
If reaping etc. during installation does lead to removal, then I guess that re-use in Lion of iSync.app from Snow Leopard is not supported by Apple.
That said, I do use iSync 3.1.2 (586.1) on Mac OS X 10.7 (Build 11A511):
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7), 8 GB MacBookPro5,2 GeForce 9600M GT
- apparently with success with a battered Nokia N73 that I have used for years
- without success with a less battered N73, which was donated to me — this failure may relate more to contact data than to iSync or sync services.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 1:29 AM (in response to jamesp1989)
iCloud is not a replacement for iSync in any shape or form.
iSync allows syncing of contacts and calendars to non-Apple mobile devices only via a local Bluetooth or USB connection. iCloud works with Apple mobile devices only.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 1:41 AM (in response to Graham Perrin)
it was 10.6.8, but I'm actually not relying on iSync itself, but more the Sync Services that come along with. Quite frustrating is also to read the API for Address Book in 10.7 as the links for the Sync Services Programming Guide have been simply removed, and everything has been declared as "deprecated" without the notice -> use that now! And seriously, iCloud is NOT a replacement, its nice and shiny on its own, but doesn't work out at all for a bunch of reasons.
So is there really no replacement?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 1:47 AM (in response to 80leaves)
silently SyncServices have disappeared in OS X Lion.
What makes you think it has disappearded? It's still there: /System/Library/Frameworks/SyncServices.framework and was updated from v5.2 to v6.0 in Lion.
MobileMe still uses it for bookmark and contact syncing, as do other applications for a variety of inter-app syncing.
Only the iSync application (which is nothing more than a front-end for configuring and initiating a sync with non-Apple mobile devices) has disappeared. All the underlying frameworks still exist that your application is using.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 2:23 AM (in response to Julian Wright)
SyncServices will disappear within the next releases as they have been declared as being deprecated.
It's just a matter of time...
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 2:56 AM (in response to 80leaves)
Yeah, the writing has been on the wall for SyncServices for sometime. What I'm saying is, its not disappeared yet.
MobileMe calendar syncing switched from SyncServices to the open CalDAV protocol some time ago. Although MobileMe still uses SyncServices for contact syncing, I'm assuming that when MobileMe is finally switched off in June 2012, by then iCloud will be using (most likely) CardDAV for contact syncing. Presumably Safari Bookmarks will sync using one of the aforementioned iCloud APIs.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 5:51 AM (in response to 80leaves)
Most informative, thank you 80leaves.
Can you estimate wither it's risky to continue with iSync.app from 10.6.8?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 6:41 AM (in response to Graham Perrin)
I don't think it's "risky" to use, the syncservices framework might just disappear in the next version or even a later one. I assume that you will get a new phone sooner or later, and then you might not miss isync at all.
thx I'll make a post there and see whats happening