mozPod 0.2a1

mozPod 0.2a1 is available. It’s alpha because it hasn’t been as well tested as of yet. I wanted to get it out before Thunderbird 2.0 ships, and I’ve been getting a fair number of requests for it lately.

I’ve released MozPod 0.2a1 as an interim release for Thunderbird 2.0 users who want to use mozPod and see some new features. I decided to not support mozPod 0.1 on Thunderbird 2.0 to keep things easier to manage.

This is an alpha release and likely has some bugs. I wanted to get it out for those who want to start testing. This would be an ideal time as people want to move to Thunderbird 2.0.

Here’s the changes that matter:

  • Feature – Preliminary support for Lightning (if installed).
  • Enhancement – Thunderbird 2.0 support.
  • Enhancement – Some performance tweaks.
  • Fix – Sync all available AB’s.
  • Fix – Correctly handle notes that are more than one line.
  • Fix – Skip over LDAP servers in Address Book without failing.
  • Fix – Try to not hold lock on disks.

As usual, if you like it and want to encourage me to spend a little more time on it, feel free to do so. I do request some feedback. Let me know how it works for you.

I’ve got more extension goodness on the way. I’m planning to get to a real mozPod 0.2 release in the next few weeks. There may be a new extension on the way as well…

You download it from this link: mozPod 0.2

7 thoughts on “mozPod 0.2a1

  1. ok, I know it’s a beta. This is my experience:

    with Thunderbird 1.5 it worked very well.
    Now, with thunderbird 2.0 lithning mozpod the calendar in correctly updated, but I got some problems with address updating:
    -not all address are updated
    -not all inforamtions of a single contact are updated (i.e.: the mail address is synchronized, but the phone numbers do not)

    maybe, this happens because it’s a beta…
    Anyway: GREAT extension!!

    Kind regards,
    Alessandro

  2. Nothing happens. I didn’t get any instructions to get it working. Once installed I get the message at the bottom right of my screen when I plug in my iPod but nothing happens.

  3. Works well for me so far. Just one question about it. I noticed there’s the option to ignore collected addresses from the sync but it’s greyed out. How would I enable this? Or is not fully implemented yet?

    Thanks, Paul.

  4. I can’t seem to get a sync of any sort i just get a returned error msg in the console

    Error: uncaught exception: [Exception… “Component returned failure code: 0x80004005 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE) [nsILocalFile.initWithPath]” nsresult: “0x80004005 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE)” location: “JS frame :: chrome://mozpod/content/syncmozpod.js :: anonymous :: line 297” data: no]

    Any ideas how to fix this?

  5. Unsuccessful attempts:

    Using Windows Xp, Thunderbird 2.0.0.12, Mozpod 0.2a1, iTunes 7.6.0.29:
    Initial MP start messages came up.
    Put the iPod in disk Mode (some Google reqd. here; instructions are for earlier version of iTunes)
    Start TB, Tools > Add-ons indicates MP OK.
    iTunes off
    plug in iPod, pop-up indicates iPod detected and synchronizing, iTunes starts.
    iTunes indicates it’s sync finished; iPod screen says “do not disconnect”.

    Results: nothing.
    No indication that MP started; no progress indicator; no place I can see to initiate a manual contact sync.

    Return 20 minutes later: same iPod screen, storage usage as shown under Device > Properties has not changed.

    Use My computer > Devices … > drive: > eject and disconnect.
    iPod Extras > Contacts show only the two iPod-generated entries that were there before.

    Repeat again, starting with both TB and iTunes running. Results are the same.

    Am I leaving out something?

  6. I’m not sure if you have linux support yet, but this is not working in Ubuntu hardy heron. I get the prompts to set up the ipod and everything, but it never actually syncs.hope to see this fixed, thanks for the work!

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