Conduit manages the synchronization and conversion of data into other formats. For example, conduit allows you to;
Synchronize your tomboy notes to a file on a remote computer
Synchronize your emails to your mobile phone
Synchronize your bookmarks to delicious, gmail, or even your own webserver
and many more.
Install Conduit in Ubuntu
First you need to download the conduit .deb package from here
Currently Conduit have Feisty and Gutsy .deb packages
Once you downloaded the .deb package you should be having the conduit_0.3.4-1~getdeb2_all.deb file and you need to install this file using the following command
sudo dpkg -i conduit_0.3.4-1~getdeb2_all.deb
When you try to install you might get the following error
(Reading database ... 137487 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking conduit (from conduit_0.3.4-1~getdeb2_all.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of conduit:
conduit depends on python-pygoocanvas; however:
Package python-pygoocanvas is not installed.
conduit depends on python-vobject; however:
Package python-vobject is not installed.
conduit depends on libgoocanvas3; however:
Package libgoocanvas3 is not installed.
conduit depends on python-elementtree; however:
Package python-elementtree is not installed.
conduit depends on python-sqlite; however:
Package python-sqlite is not installed.
dpkg: error processing conduit (--install):
dependency problems -- leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
To fix the above error run the following command
sudo aptitude -f install
This will complete the conduit installation
If you want to open conduit go to Applications--->Accessories-->Conduit
Conduit is Loading
Once it opens you should see similar to the following screen
Conduit’s main window consists of two panes The left pane contains a list of supported services (data providers), and the right pane (Canvas) is used to define synchronization rules.Even in its current form, Conduit supports quite a few data providers, including the ever-popular Tomboy, F-Spot,Box.net, Flickr, Gmail, and others. Conduit is capable of syncing individual files and folders. When working with different data providers, it’s important to keep in mind that not all of them support twoway synchronization, and a tiny blue arrow next to each data provider icon helps you determine whether the syncing can go both ways or not.
To see Conduit in action,If you want to create some sync To do this, click on the folder item in the Dataproviders list and drag it onto the Canvas.
For example if you want to configure picasa Right-click on picasa and choose Configure Item.
Picasa Configuration box as follows
Conduit provides a way to resolve synchronization conflicts,and you can configure its behavior in the Edit | Preferences dialog window under the Configuration tab