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My blog about Thunderbird and GSoC 2008

gContactSync version 0.1.2 released

Version 0.1.2 of gContactSync is out and available for download here.  Right-click and hit Save Link As, then install it in Thunderbird.

This is a bugfix release only.

Bug Fixes:

  • These bugs should be fixed with this release.  If they still aren’t, please let me know.
  • Bug 20112 – Preferences dialog changes size
  • Bug 20142 – Accounts list isn’t visible
  • Bug 19959 – the sync toolbar item got a wrong icon and can’t be removed from toolbar (it might be incorrectly sized)

Basic Features

  • Synchronizes contacts between Google Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird (2 or 3)
  • Can synchronize several accounts with their own address books
  • Adds attributes and “types” for phone numbers and screennames to Thunderbird
  • Customizable with a preferences dialog
  • en-US and es-ES locales

What would you like to see most

School is making me extremely busy, but I’m most likely going on a co-op/internship next semester (I have to pick one this week probably) so I might have more time.  Which of the features would you like first?  I’d like to eventually add all of them.  Please only vote once, and comment below or via e-mail.  I might be slow to reply, but I will.

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October 26, 2008 Posted by | GSOC | | 12 Comments

gContactSync version 0.1.1 released

Version 0.1.1 of gContactSync is out and available for download here.  Right-click and hit Save Link As, then install it in Thunderbird.

New Features:

  • Greatly improved Preferences dialog (thanks to some help from Leszek(teo)Życzkowski)
  • Bug 19960 – Add a preference to enable/disable the toolbar button
  • An icon (again, thanks to some help from Leszek(teo)Życzkowski)
  • Verbose logging is disabled by default (should speed things up slightly)

Bug Fixes:

  • Bug 19964 – Log file window is too small in Thunderbird 3.0b1pre
  • Bug 20099 – gdata.makeAuthBody does not encode the e-mail address or password
  • Bug 19959 – the sync toolbar item got a wrong icon and can’t be removed from toolbar – UPDATE – this may not have been fixed according to the bug reporter.  Please let me know if this still happens.

Basic Features

  • Synchronizes contacts between Google Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird (2 or 3)
  • Can synchronize several accounts with their own address books
  • Adds attributes and “types” for phone numbers and screennames to Thunderbird
  • Customizable with a preferences dialog
  • en-US and es-ES locales

More Information

As always, feedback, feature requests, and bug reports are appreciated, but please be patient as I’ve been extremely busy with college, work, and co-op/internship hunting.  Thanks to everybody who has provided feedback up to this point.

TraceMonkey Note – if you are using Thunderbird 3.0b1pre, you can try enabling TraceMonkey.  It made the synchronization process faster for me.  Great job everbody who worked on it!

October 18, 2008 Posted by | GSOC | , , , , , | 5 Comments