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Version 0.4.0rc6 Released

I have released version 0.4.0rc6 (click on Development Channel).  This contains the last planned features for version 0.4.0 so if all goes well I hope to release 0.4.0 in June.

Changes since 0.4.0rc5

  • Added more People fields (number is configurable)
  • Added a button to reset all gContactSync settings
  • Added an Anniversary field that is synchronized with Google (reset/replace from server to get these fields)
  • Photos are only uploaded or downloaded if they have changed instead of if the contact has change

Changes since version 0.3

Features

  • New Account Wizard
  • The first sync merges existing contacts and groups/mailing lists
  • Postal addresses are synchronized by default
  • gContactSync uses Thunderbird’s existing address fields now that Google parses addresses
  • Added Postbox 3 support
  • Minor Accounts dialog changes
  • Added an option to sync only the selected address book to the AB context menu
  • Prevents a duplicate master password prompt when Thunderbird is started
  • Miscellaneous improvements to importing contacts
    • Contacts are merged when possible.  Note that most sources only have display names and photos, so gContactSync only merges contacts with identical names
    • Better UI for picking the destination address book
    • Updated twitter import to use their newest API
    • Removed import sources that have taken down their APIs (Plaxo, MySpace, etc.)
  • Removed the “Other” tab on the preferences dialog.  This just caused confusion and I don’t know of anyone who actually used it.  The feature is still there, but only customizable through the Config Editor.
  • Better handling and mitigation of 503 (Service Unavailable) errors.
  • Button to clean up old contact photos (TB and gContactSync can both leave old photos behind)
  • Uses the new chat fields in Thunderbird instead of adding new fields
  • Website types/labels are now displayed in the contact view pane
  • Added a preference for a timeout for HTTP requests
  • Added a checkbox for the TB preference to show chrome errors in the error console
  • Added more People fields (number is configurable)
  • Added a button to reset all gContactSync settings
  • Added an Anniversary field that is synchronized with Google (reset/replace from server to get these fields)
  • Photos are only uploaded or downloaded if they have changed instead of if the contact has changed

Bug Fixes

  • Treat infinite last modified dates as being older
  • Fixed a strict JavaScript warning (no functional change)
  • Support for empty extended property value names (Other tab of the Preferences dialog)
  • Prevents a duplicate master password prompt when Thunderbird is started
  • Makes sure that the dummy e-mail address is added to a contact if it is being edited from the mailing list.
  • Bug fix for the preference to not sync contact photos (if a new Thunderbird contact had a photo gContactSync would add it to Google)
  • Photos synchronized or imported by gContactSync will still work when gContactSync is disabled or uninstalled (NOTE – this only applies to contacts synchronized or imported starting with 0.4.0a3)
  • Last modified date not set at the correct time, potentially causing a conflict on the next sync after adding a contact
  • Fix for last modified date being updated when a contact is not successfully uploaded to Google
  • Bug fix for persistent “You must login to sync contacts” message after canceling an expired authentication token prompt (NOTE: if you ran into this bug you must follow the instructions here: http://pirules.org/forum/index.php/topic,521.msg1680.html)
  • Bug fix for changing the type of a website or related person
  • Added a default delay between HTTP requests to mitigate 503 errors from Google (user over quota)
  • Various postal address bug fixes

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Two new add-ons and gContactSync Update

I worked on two new Thunderbird/Seamonkey add-ons over winter break.  The names aren’t very creative, so let me know if you can think of a better name for either of them.

Contact Photos

This add-on displays the photo of the contact from whom the message was sent in the message header of Thunderbird 3 and Seamonkey 2. If a photo cannot be found for the sender then a Gravatar is used.

Please let me know if you have suggestions for this add-on because I just started it today.  One possible addition I may make is to replace the default photo with a Gravatar in the Address Book window and new/edit contact dialog as well.  I’d also like to center the image in the header.

Also see Bug 469517.

Download here.

File Type Selector

This isn’t technically new, but I recently added it to AMO.

This add-on allows you to customize the default format in which e-mail messages are saved when you manually choose to save one or more messages.  It works in Thunderbird 2 and 3 as well as Seamonkey 2.  The default in Thunderbird is hardcoded as .eml and cannot be changed when saving multiple messages as far as I can tell.

Download here.

gContactSync Updates

Version 0.3

I plan on releasing 0.3.0a1 before I go back to school on January 11th.

Pre-alpha (early testing) download information

Here’s a basic summary of its features.  This wiki article has more details.

  • Can synchronize your Google Contacts (Gmail, Google Apps, etc.) with Mozilla Thunderbird.
  • Supports multiple Google Accounts and Address Books
  • Groups in Google can be synchronized with individual Address Books or mailing lists in one AB
  • Each Address Book can be synchronized with one of the following:
    • All contacts and all groups with mailing lists
    • One specific group
    • All contacts
  • Every synchronized AB can have its own custom settings
  • You can choose to complete synchronize your contacts (so Thunderbird matches Google), to only read changes from Google but never apply TB’s changes, or to only write to Google and never apply changes made remotely.
  • Contact photos are downloaded and displayed in Thunderbird 3 & Seamonkey 2.

Version 0.2

Here’s a brief changelist since the last post.  Download here.

Version 0.2.9

  • Fixes some bugs with read-only mode
  • Compatible with Seamonkey 2.0

Version 0.2.10

  • Fixes a bug encountered when manually deleting a contact from Thunderbird

Version 0.2.11

  • Fake/dummy e-mail addresses are now only added to new contacts when necessary (only when the contact is in one or more mailing lists). Reset and sync again to remove the unnecessary addresses, or just edit the contact.
  • Adds a Korean (ko-KR) locale – thanks to Han, Dong-yoo
  • Updated Spanish (es-ES) locale – thanks to RigoNet
  • Improved name parsing for Asian names (thanks to Han, Dong-yoo)

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