Google Summer of Code 2020 has now ended and the results are amazing! We can't believe it has already been four months since the projects were accepted into GSoC, but here we are. There are now native EteSync integrations for both GNOME (e.g. Evolution) and KDE (e.g. Kontact).

What is EteSync?

EteSync is a secure, end-to-end encrypted, and privacy respecting sync for your contacts, calendars and tasks. Easy to use and open source - it seamlessly integrates with your existing apps so you won't even notice you are using it! Think CalDAV but encrypted in a way that no one but you can access it. Not hackers getting access to your servers or you server admins!

For an introduction to end-to-end encryption please take a look at our related blog post. For more information about EteSync, please head to our website.

Using the new integrations

Thanks to these new integrations, you can now use EteSync accounts directly with any apps that use the GNOME or KDE personal information management systems (Evolution, Kontact and many more), without the need for the DAV bridge.

In addition to it being much easier to setup, it's also a lot faster, more efficient, and in general just works better.

The integrations will be released and packaged in distributions following the next GNOME and KDE releases, though until then you can either build them yourself from source, or use one of our pre-built packages if you distribution has them.

To get started, please check out the respective user guides:

Thank you

Huge thanks to both Shashwat Jolly (sjolly on IRC) and Nour E-Din El-Nhass (nourmat on IRC), the two GSoC participants who did all of the work and made it happen. To the mentors from GNOME (Milan Crha), and KDE (Daniel Vrátil, Volker Krause and Adriaan de Groot). To the GNOME and KDE GSoC admins who made GSoC sucha breeze. To the GSoC team for running this great program. And last, but definitely not least: to all of the testers from the community who helped make sure everything works as smoothly as it should, and is ready to be merged and used.

As usual, we would like to remind you that we rely on your feedback and contributions to make EteSync better. Do you have any suggestions or  are experiencing any issues? Please send patches, report issues or just contact us.

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