Lightning Strikes The iPod

I started working to implement support for Lighting (project to integrate Calendar into Thunderbird) to sync with Apple iPods via mozPod. Didn’t take to long before I had a successful sync. It’s not done yet, and likely some big evil bugs (read: including but not limited to loss of data or first born child), but it’s well on the way!

That’s right, we now have the ability to sync contacts and calendar to the iPod on Mac/Windows (Linux still on the todo list, though it’s mostly there). It will require Thunderbird 1.5 or later. No release date just yet.

How cool is that? 😀

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13 Responses to “Lightning Strikes The iPod”

  1. Cameron says:

    Dead cool. Is there a plan to make this a Sunbird extension also?

  2. Robert says:

    Cameron: yes, I do plan to do that at some point. Though likely not right away. I’d prefer to focus on good Thunderbird/Lightning support first.

  3. Nils says:

    Yay, love it! :mrgreen:

  4. l3v1 says:

    “How cool is that?”

    Well, “on Mac/Windows (Linux still on the todo list” not so cool.

  5. jed says:

    @Cameron, there is aready an extension for songbird to sync with your ipod.

    @Robert: Awesome! Can’t wait to synce my calendar and contacts with my ipod! Awesome!

  6. forgetms says:

    Hello, I translate mozPod in french and I wait with impatience to can sync my iPod with “Lightning.
    Thanks for your works 😀

  7. Guitz says:

    Hey Great!

    I’ve been looking around for while to find such a cool extension!


  8. Brian says:

    Robert – this is great news. I’m using mozPod right now to sync up contacts and can’t wait to try syncing calendar data as well. If you’re looking for someone to put it through it’s paces, please drop me a line. I’m also putting together a howto/white paper on end-to-end synchronization using Thunderbird with multiple machines and devices and want to include the Lightning integration in my write-up.

    Nice work!

  9. Jim Smith says:

    Hi can’t wait for this .. nay plans for realse date or chance of a sneak preview:)

  10. Davide says:

    Sounds great!

    I’ve just installed mozpod and I was wondering if there was something similar to sync the calendar too. When mozpod can sync both the address book and the calendar it’ll be really such a useful component!

    Thanks & Cheers,

  11. Robert says:

    Davide: Next version

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