[chandler-users] iCal almost constantly talking to Chandler Hub, and/or Mail almost constantly reconciling To Dos

Graham Perrin G.J.Perrin at bton.ac.uk
Thu May 28 09:34:39 PDT 2009



Graham Perrin wrote:
> 
> … a sign to me that reconciliation is not good. …
> 

Today using iCal 3.0.7 (1284) and Mail 3.6 (935/935.3) in Mac OS X 10.5.7,
Build 9J61, this behaviour recurred. Interestingly, not long after I
reported <https://bugzilla.osafoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12832> relating
to alarms missing from Chandler Hub.

Here's a screen shot (14:16 UK time) of iCal in foreground, Mail in
background, both communicating pretty much non-stop: 

http://n2.nabble.com/file/n2988735/Reconciling%2BTo%2BDos.png 

After a long while I decided to restart the OS. 

Following the restart, Mail again spent a long time Reconciling To Do's
(sic), eventually a dialogue: 

> Different versions of To Do items have been found for the account
> “Hub-grahamperrin”.
> 
> The mailbox “Hub-grahamperrin” contains 260 To Do items stored in
> Mail that do not match the versions of those items stored in iCal.
> Do you want to keep the versions that are stored in Mail or
> replace them with the versions that are stored in iCal?
> 
> [Get iCal Versions] [[Keep Mail Versions]]

http://n2.nabble.com/file/n2988735/Different%2Bversions%2Bof%2BTo%2BDo%2Bitems.png 

I opted to Get iCal Versions. 

Still, it seems that Mail is endlessly reconciling to-dos. 

I wonder whether the apparent bug 12832, relating to alarms and Chandler
Server, is directly related to this behaviour in iCal and Mail.

I could easily delete the three items from the test collection (12832),
which would probably clear the symptoms, but I guess that it's useful to
leave this oddity in place for troubleshooting purposes …

Regards
Graham
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