Dec 29, 2008

Google Contacts 0.5.10

Google Contacts 0.5.10 is now available for download. It improves a performance of Interactive synchronization. It will creates a "xml" directory in a backup directory even if the number of backup files is set to 0. It is used to reduce unnecessary synchronization. So, don't remove the directory and its contents.

Dec 27, 2008

Google Contacts 0.5.00

Google Contacts 0.5.00 is now available for download. It includes the following changes:
  • Added: Convert Thunderbird and Gmail's address field and synchronize them (disabled by default)
  • Added: Implement UI to custmize backup options
  • Added: Gmail's system groups are synchronized
  • Fixed: Some contacts will not synchronized when you synchronize more than 100 contacts by Batch mode
  • Changed: Show alert when contacts will be deleted by default
  • Fixed: Fails to retrieve password for an account
  • Added: Clear all prefs when it is uninstalled
  • Changed: Disable a functionality which excludes an account from sync accounts when its address book is removed
  • Fixed: Fails to synchronize Gmail groups which include non-ASCII characters
  • Fixed: Adding and removing email from a mail list is not synchronized
It includes fixes of serious problems. I recommend all users to update.

Gmail IMAP Account Setup 1.6.10

Gmail IMAP Account Setup 1.6.10 is available for download now. It newly adds a locale switching option in the account setup wizard, which was desired by many users.

Gmail IMAP Account Setup requires that Thunderbird's language is the same as Gmail's display language. If Thunderbird language setting differs from one for Gmail, select Gmail's display language in the menulist at the bottom of the account wizard.

If you are Ubuntu Linux user, the option will not work correctly. It is a problem in Ubuntu, not in the addon. Please change locale by starting up Thunderbird with -uiLocale option.

It also includes new locales. Please see the post for supported locales.

Dec 25, 2008

Open New Tab Extension for Thunderbird3

I started to use Thunderbird3b1 in order to study feasibility of updating my extensions for Thunderbird3. My first impression for Thunderbird3b1 is that the tab accessibility is not enough. It seems there is only one method to open a tab: from the context menu of the thread pane. So, I created an extension to add other methods to open a tab: New Tab Button Extension. I'm glad if you like it.

It provide you the following functionalities:
  • Open a selected message in a tab by a toolbar button
  • Open a message in a tab by double-clicking it when the toolbar button's dropdown menu is checked
  • Open a selected message in a tab by Shift+T shortcut key
I made it to taste add-on development for Thunderbird3. So, I don't plan to add other features to the extension. And I also think these features would be provided by Thunderbird3, not an extension.

BTW, I read some codes of Thunderbird3b1 and I seems that alomost all my extensions will not work on Thunderbird3. I'm going to start to update them for Thunderbird3 after Thunderbird3b2 release but some of them may not be updated in time for Thunderbird3.0 release.

Dec 22, 2008

Call for Priority Switcher icons (and v0.5.30 release note)

Priority Switcher 0.5.30 is now available for download. It newly has a icon switching function, which changes priority icons for the thread pane. You can choose one of two icon sets in the option dialog: "Default" and "Outlook like". The Outlook like icon set is provided by a Priority Switcher user, Joshua_X.

If you want to bundle your icons to the package, please send me the following icons:
highest_tri.png (16x16 highest priority)
high_tri.png (16x16 high priority)
normal_tri.png (16x16 normal priority)
low_tri.png (16x16 low priority)
lowest_tri.png (16x16 lowest priority)
none.png (16x16 no priority)
prio_col.png (12x12 thread pane header, no sort)
prio_col_a.png (12x12 thread pane header, ascending sort)
prio_col_d.png (12x12 thread pane header, descending sort)
* png or gif format is required

In addition to the icons, please tell me the icon set name, which will be shown in the option dialog.

Thanks in advance.

Dec 14, 2008

Google Contacts 0.5b8

Google Contacts 0.5b8 is available for download.

In this beta, synchronization of Gmail's system groups is newly added. Your system groups are mapped as follows:
  • My Contacts -> System Group: My Contacts
  • Friends -> System Group: Friends
  • Family -> System Group: Family
  • Co-workers -> System Group: Coworkers
Please note that all you can do for them is adding/removing contacts from them. Renaming/deleting them are not allowed.

I write this post since this change may involve some bugs and I should notify the risk to you. Please use it carefully and let me know if you find any problems.

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