Pi’s Blog

My blog about Thunderbird and GSoC 2008

gContactSync 0.2.2 Released


You can find the download on addons.mozilla.org (recommended) or mozdev.org.

Current Features

  • All the features of 0.1
    • Synchronizes an address book in Thunderbird with contacts from a Google Account (Gmail)
    • Customizable
    • Groups in Gmail are synchronized with mailing lists in Thunderbird
  • Duplicates (multiple contacts with the same e-mail address) are allowed
  • Much faster synchronization than 0.1
  • Only US English (en-US) for now, but more translations coming soon
  • Customization of how addresses are synchronized
  • Can synchronize just one group (My Contacts), all groups (including My Contacts, Family, Friends, & Coworkers), or all contacts and no groups
  • A new fetch-only mode where Thunderbird only receives updates and never sends updates to or deletes contacts from Google.

Changes since 0.2.0

  • Added some workarounds for mailing list bugs in Thunderbird (easily the number 1 cause of problems with gContactSync)
  • Added a FAQs page on the wiki and a link in the gContactSync menu
  • Improved logging (to help me with troubleshooting)
  • Fixed the Advanced tab of the Preferences dialog
  • Improved the first/last name parsing for contacts from Gmail

Where to look for help

You can use the following resources for help or suggestions for gContactSync:


I am working on improving the documentation for any interested developers.  You can find it here, and it will probably change and improve in the near future.  If you are interested in helping please let me know.  It is open source, so you are free to use it as long as you follow the license.


May 23, 2009 - Posted by | GSOC, thunderbird |

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