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mozPod Status Update (0.1)

I’ve gotten several emails about this now, so it’s time for an update. I’ve been busy with many other projects, and have been slow on this for a little while. It’s almost at 0.1 (our first release). Asa’s working on some icon love, and I’ve been testing a few things. I’m hoping to have a release out soon (few more weeks). Some general notes in no particular order or relevance (make what you will of it):

  • Supporting just about every field we can possibly support on the iPod
  • Sync speed isn’t bad.
  • 0.1 may be Windows only (recommended). It will install and [attempt] on the Mac, but I haven’t tested the code. So if someone is willing to give feedback, I’d welcome it.
  • International support may be an issue. Not only aren’t we localizing yet (we will, volunteers will be called upon in a future release), but I’m not sure all character sets work just right. Will need people to check on that.
  • Linux isn’t a supported iPod platform, but if someone is willing to answer some questions, leave me a comment with a real email address (never displayed online), and I’ll ask you what I need to know to add support.
  • All iPods with Address Book capabilities will be supported. See Apple’s website if you are unsure if your model does. As I recall 1st generation iPods don’t support it.
  • I do plan on supporting Calendar once the Lightning project stabilizes a bit and materializes. I don’t think it’s worth aiming at a moving target (at least at that rate of speed). Once releases are made and we start thinking about end users actually using it (rather than dreaming), that’s when I will get on that.

0.1 will be a rather rough release, just to get an idea of what we can do, and how it can be done. It’s far from a release quality product, and only recommended for those willing to give detailed feedback for fixing bugs.

Update [12-26-2005]: It’s out, and available here.

3 replies on “mozPod Status Update (0.1)”

I’d be willing to test it out under Linux as soon as i get my iPod mini. iPods ARE supported under Linux. Maybe you want to get back to me in some days.

➡ I will be glad to be a beta tester on Suse Linux platform.
I use gtkPod + Thunderbird and in waiting to Your great pgm.

I’ll happily answer some questions about Linux. I’d love to have a good way to Sync from Thunderbird on Ubuntu to my iPod.

Keep up the good work!

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